Für Drei (For Three) for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon by Siegrid Ernst
Score and parts
Für Drei is the new version of a woodwind sextet originally composed in 1965. Stylistically, the piece draws on the “classical modern”: the slow melancholy parts reveal a strong reference to Bartok’s expressive, while in the lively movements with their frequent time signature changes, jocularity and joy of playing are evident, somewhat reminiscent of Stravinsky. The free-tonal harmonics also make use of the colorfulness of these role models, with affirmation of melodies and restriction to themes. The structure of the cycle is, however, rather unconventional. Two lively movements each begin with a contrasting slow introduction. These INRODUZIONI relate to each other in their variation form, and are also repeated and developed to form a contemplative CONCLUSIONE finale.
German composer Siegrid Ernst was born in 1929 and studied music in Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Vienna under such teachers as Else Rehberg and Gerhard Frommel. Her works include chamber music, Lieder cycles, cantatas, orchestral works, music for children and improvisation and performance concepts and are performed internationally.