dominic schaner ‎– veiled in a cloud of unknowing

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2 × CDr, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Numbered, Promo, Sampler, Special Edition



this is a special two cd release limited to 31 copies <> all copies are unique / hand-drawn & assembled <> features the piece from 17 aug 2014 & the recording of the premiere radio broadcast on 23 oct 2014 with an introduction by the composer <> two album artwork prints are included & seven pages of the 181 page score are also included.

the cloud of unknowing <> a piece for organ, seven viols, and voice
composed by dominic schaner <> completed 17 August 2014 // premiered 23 october 2014

performance score & permission available by contacting the composer [theveiledcloudofunknowing{at}gmail{dot}com]

featuring a prelude for organ in a late baroque style // ostinato drone for organ w tintinnabuli counterpoint // melodic ornamentation of the tintinnabuli voices w polyrhythmic diminutions & motivic cycles in phase and canon // a fast moving triplet figure arpeggiating polytonal triads in a nonretrogradable pattern // the deconstruction of the fast moving triplet figure arpeggiating polytonal triads in a polyrhythmic and ametrical phasing pattern w diminutions and augmentations of the triadic tintinnabuli theme // phasing pedal diminutions in canonic exposition ostinating w a repeated polyrhythmic melodic motive and melodic ornamentation of the tinitinnabuli voices in counterpoint // dense diminution & dissipating augmentation // the addition of an ostinating polyrhythmic triadic tintinnabuli voice, the triadic theme in diminution and polyrhythmic phasing, a triplet figure outlining polytonal triads in phasing cycles w syncopated voice-leading while the triadic melody is in solo exposition // an end in augmented polyrhythm w the triadic tinitinnabuli voice echoed in the pedals // for the unknown...

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