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Rolf Wallin

Publisher: Chester Music

Frap (1998)
Commissioned by the Safri Duo
Work Notes
May be performed by 2, 3 or 4 percussionists
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Small Ensemble (2-6 players)
Sub Category
Percussion Ensemble
Year Composed
1998
Duration
3 Minutes
Orchestration
Alternate Orchestration
4perc
Availability
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Programme Note
Rolf Wallin Frap (1998)
When the Safri Duo asked me to write a short opener for their concerts, I was delighted. After their awe inspiring interpretation of my first commission for them, 'Twine', I knew I could write virtually anything, and they'd do it with the utmost elegance. It's also nice every once in a while not to be so dead serious and so Wagnerian and time consuming.

I had fun writing this piece. More than being deep art, it is a game exploring togetherness and not-togetherness.

By the way: FRAP is (of course) an anglification of the French word frapper, to hit.

Programme note © 1998 Rolf Wallin

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