ON VULGARITY & TRANSCENDENCE

2012

Instrumental ensemble [10 musicians]
clarinet (bass and double bass), saxophone (soprano and viola), piccolo trumpet in Bb, mandolin (also banjo-mandolin), guitar (also electric guitar), harp, 1 percussionist, accordion, cello and double bass

DURATION • 7 minutes

EDITOR • Edited by the composer

COMMISSION • Ensemble C Barré

WORLD PREMIERE • December 11, 2012 by Ensemble C Barré, salle Musicatreize, Marseille, France

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…"
St. Paul, Epistle to the Romans 12:2

 

"Be in the world, but not of it…”
Sufi word; appropriation of the Gospel according to St. John 17:15