Numerary Pieces by John McDonald
For Solo Piccolo
Composed for piccoloist Tammy Sue Kirk, these “Numerary Piecs” gather force from the notion that music can start from an idea of any other discipline. In this case, that discipline is Mathematics. A love of number patterns and their ability to stimulate interesting musical shapes has governed the composing of these miniatures.
1. Compulsory Dance
2. Motionless (Alphamagic Code)
3. Ascending Patterns (Magic Square)
4. Nasty, Brutish, and Short