Twitching Gait

by Juhani Nuorvala

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Juhani Nuorvala

Twitching Gait

Fennica Gehrman


Twitching Gait was composed in the fall 1993 while I was studying in New York under David Del Tredici. No doubt I was influenced both by my whereabouts and by my teacher. On the other hand, my choice of neither teacher nor place was mere coincidence. I was looking for a milieu sympatethic to the musical values I had already begun to adopt in my work: strong rhythms, melodies, unacademic ways.

Twitching Gait is dominated by a four-note melodic motive and a drunkenly swinging rhythm - a 4/4 "walking bass" with a slightly short fourth beat.

© Juhani Nuorvala, 1994


fl, cl, trp, vln, vlc [cl+bcl]


Chamber Works


Patrick Gallois, flute, Joy Farral, clarinet, Stephen Burns, trumpet, Jukka Pohjola, violin, Raimo Sariola, cello, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, 28 July 1994

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Commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival

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