Andrew Borg Program Notes and MIDI
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This four-movement string quartet
(Life, Death, Mystic, and
Joker) starts like Dowland and ends like
Bartok. A fine example of Borg's inimitable, no-fuss style.
A very short piece for unusual forces,
written in the New-Age style.
An 11' symphonic poem for concert band,
mysterious, stern, and colorful all at once.
Well within the technical limits of
student ensembles, but with plenty of substance and detail to satisfy
adult bands and their audiences.
Malta is filled with the majestic ruins of
a culture that left no written explanation of itself.
The grandeur and mystery of these
enigmatic structures is here invoked. 13'
Pairs of trumpets and trombones alternate
themes in subtly different tempi. On the one hand this, on the other
hand that.... 6 1/2'
A solemn and exalted chorale for string
orchestra--and very easy to play. 4 1/2'
A ravishing song without words for flute,
violin, and vibraphone. 4'
For 6 brass or mixed winds (see catalog
for details). 16'.
The title means "Renaissance" in Maltese, and this
music, though in a very different style, pays homage to the
Renaissance instrumental tradition, especially that of Giovanni
Six Short Piano
These six pieces werre written at various times
between 1985 and 2007. They do not comprise a suite, but are meant to
be played separately.
I. Heaven State of Mind
This is New-Age music.
II. Maltese 'Festa' March
A vigorous, straightforward march, cast into the traditional
Maltese form for a march.
III. Three Note Music
Explores the melodic and harmonic possibilities of just three
notes--but is not limited to only those three.
IV. Dual Nature
Type A and Type B personalities conjoined in one short piece.
V. Memories of India
Not a literal reproduction of Indian style, but an informal
impression of it.
VI. Flight to the Beyond
New-Age again--but faster.