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ADY-019 Passacaglia Score
Catalogue #:ADY-019
Duration:4' 35"
Composer Passacaglia
Anthony Doherty


for string orchestra

A chamber orchestra is playing a piece of Pachelbelian baroque mood music for the umpteenth time. The bored musicians begin to tweak the piece, first by adding some offbeat accidentals here and there, then by slipping into various outside-the-ballpark styles (which they’re not particularly adept at). An attempt at 12-tone pointillism makes them stop and regroup, realizing that they’re on safer ground back in G-Major tonality. They almost forget to play the last note.