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BaroQ Bear and the Middle Eastern Princess, The

By Gina Ismene Chitty

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For two marimbas and classical guitar, c.3'20

The Baroque Bear is a character from the Grunewald forest in Berlin of the early 1700s. On his morning walk, he encounters an exotic Middle Eastern princess who has time-travelled all the way down from the twenty first century to the early 1700s.

He is gruffly captivated by her initial assertions, her smoothly undulating movements, her gestures, her regal bearing. The two strains of music merge, the Middle Eastern and the Baroque, and the original differing strains suddenly become somewhat indistinguishable from each other.

Composed 2019

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      ISMN 9790720227832
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      Baroque Bear at the Arabian Wedding Party, The

      By Gina Ismene Chitty

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      For marimba, classical guitar, sleigh bells and cow bells, c.7'00

      The Baroque Bear is a character from the Grunewald forest in Berlin of the early 1700s. He time travels to be a guest at a twenty first century Arabian wedding party.

      The Classical guitar, representative of the Baroque Bear, reflects on his musings and gradual  acceptance of the florid Arabian traditions, similar and yet dissimilar to his own musical and Bärenfamilie traditions.

       At the onset he is confused by the rich and diverse Arabian music and culture, the dance rhythms, the wild abandon and the prevailing joie de vivre that seems a little removed from his own culture and music.  But he quickly strikes a rapport with the beautiful bride and the groom, plodding on and cheerfully asserting his own ornamentation of decorative flourishes, trills and little arpeggiated riffs, to match the exotic dance melodies and rhythms of the lovely couple.

      Composed 2020.  

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      ISMN 9790720227801
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      Chillin' in Lockdown

      By Gina Ismene Chitty

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      For marimba, drum set and piano, c.2'00

      This piece captures the easy and relaxed mindset of a young adolescent who is happy to experience the unexpected bonus of a longer school holiday during the Covid lockdown.

      The spaces within the harmonies of the marimba and piano, and the higher sonorities reflect a ‘lightness of being’, the lightness of being released from the bondage of assignments, assessments and other school tasks.

       A heady feeling, to be young, unencumbered, and thrust into vacation from the rigidities of school examinations.

      Composed 2020

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          ISMN 9790720227825
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          Skittish in Lockdown

          By Gina Ismene Chitty

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          For marimba, drum set and piano, c.2'00

          This piece captures the slight impatience of an adolescent in lockdown. It expresses an inwardly energetic “shout”, a simultaneous feeling of joy and annoyance, and a breaking into a dance-like trot to release the excess energy that has been building up in the young person.

          The lilting jazz rhythms of the marimba and piano reflect the joy of missing school, and the strictly assertive and sparse drum-beat is reflective of a slightly annoyance at the limited scope of movement.

          Composed 2020

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          ISMN 9790720227818
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