Concerto da camera
Master of Music
Concerto Da Camera takes the form of a concerto grosso in that it incorporates a concertino, or solo instrumentalist, against a full orchestra, the concerto or tutti. This premise, however, is deviated from in measures 29-294 where the percussion section is used as a solo ensemble without orchestral accompaniment. The melodic material consists of a Primary tone row which is most noticeably used in the tutti sections, and two Secondary tone rows: The first tutti, or Prelude, is quiet and relatively static. The first three solos -- flute, trumpet, and clarinet -- are, respectively, fast, slower and even faster in rhythmic execution. The Interlude starts loudly but diminuendos into an animated bassoon solo. The percussion ensemble takes over and the double bass emerges to deliver an expressive line. The Postlude begins loudly and, after a final restatement of the theme in the trombones (soli), ends in a cluster chord marked sforzando.