Category:  Chamber Music

Movements: SEVEN INTERLUDES ON THE CELTIC TREE CALENDAR
for two quint bass guitars

...dedicated to the Christian Gruber & Peter Makler guitar duo


I: THE APPLE TREE
Sensual, erotic, combining both good nad bad, the tree of awareness and love
(23.12. ? 1.1. and 25.6. ? 4.7.)
II: THE LINDEN TREE
Gentle, docile, sacred, insatiable need for happinness
(11.3. ? 20.3. and 13.9. ? 22.9.)
III: THE OAK TREE
Robust, strong, powerful, stable, the tree of the Gods
(21.3.)
IV: THE WILLOW TREE
Charming but malancholy, magical - nocturnal, intuitive, related to the moon
(29.2./1.3. ? 10.3. and 3.9. ? 12.9.)
V: THE FIR TREE
Austere, cool, mysterious, secretive, the tree of light
(2.1. ? 11.1 and 5.7. ? 14.7)
VI: THE ASH TREE
Active, impulsive, appealing, ambitious, the tree of the world
(25.5. ? 3.6. and 22.11. ? 1.12.)
VII: THE HASELNUT TREE
Unusual, frugal, opinionated, the tree of magical energy
(22.3. ? 31.3. and 24.9. ? 3.10.)
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TREE IMAGES
Six interludes for bass recorder and strings



1: THE ELM - Confidence
2. THE POPLAR - Ambiguity
3: THE PINE - Nobleness
4: THE CYPRESS TREE - Shadow of death
5: THE OLIVE TREE - Wisdom
6: THE MAPLE - Individualism

Cast:
Bass recorder (also sub bass)
and strings (orchestral or solo)
Viola 1+2
Cello 1+2
Double bass

Duration 16 minutes

Dedicated to Stefan temmingh

The cycle was created in 2008 as a meditave addition to "Seven Tree Images for 2 quint bass guitars". Characteristic traits of the trees, such as being part of mythology, fairytales for centuries, scientific descriptions and poetic depictions, are brought together in the Tree Images (inspired by the celtic tree calendar). The trees show qualities and properties of being which are similar to human beings through silhouettes, energy potential, leaf shape and bark.

Duration: 45:30

Instrumentation: Two quint bass guitars
Bass recorder
Low strings 2 Vla-2Vc-1 Kb (solo or as orchestra)

Additional remarks: Order on the CD 'TALKING TREES'

Id 01 THE LINDEN TREE
Gentle, docile, sacred, insatiable need for happiness
(11.3. ? 20.3. and 13.9. ? 22.9.)

Id 02 THE ASH TREE
Active, impulsive, appealing, ambitious, the tree of the world
(25.5. ? 3.6. and 22.11. ? 1.12.)

Id 03 THE PINE TREE
The Noblesse, long and fulfilled life, wrestling for reason, learning and teaching
(19.2. ? 28.2. and 24.8. ? 2.9.)

Id 04 THE MAPLE TREE
The originality, committed and original, fighting for an identity
(11.4. ? 20.4. and 14.10. ? 23.10.)

Id 05 THE WILLOW TREE
Charming but malancholic, magical - nocturnal, intuitive, related to the moon
(29.2./1.3. ? 10.3. and 3.9. ? 12.9.)

Id 06 THE FIR TREE
Austere, cool, mysterious, secretive, the tree of light
(2.1. ? 11.1 and 5.7. ? 14.7)

Id 07 THE ELM TREE
Optimistic, awake, good intentions, loves ideals and justice
(12.1. ? 24.1. and 15.7. ? 24.7.)

Id 08 THE COTTONWOOD TREE
Agile, communicative, content, shivering, the uncertainty
(4.2. ? 8.2. und 1.5. ? 14.5. und 5.8. ? 13.8.)

Id 09 THE APPLE TREE
Sensual, erotic, combining both good nad bad, the tree of awareness and love
(23.12. ? 1.1. and 25.6. ? 4.7.)

Id 10 THE OAK TREE
Robust, strong, powerful, stable, the tree of the Gods
(21.3.)

Id 11 THE CYPRESS TREE
Death and resurrection, immortality, positive but demanding
(25.1. ? 3.2. and 26.7. ? 4.8.)

Id 12 THE OLIVE TREE
Wisdom, causes harmony and justice, considers time as a whole
(23.9.)
Id 13 THE HASELNUT TREE
Unusual, frugal, opinionated, the tree of magical energy
(22.3. ? 31.3. and 24.9. ? 3.10.)

Records:  Wildner Records AG KWW 58205 LC 15257,  2011

Performers on recording: Gruber & Makler guitar duo
Stefan Temmingh (bass recorder) and the Consortium Arboris: Julia Mai, Wolfgang Berg, Thomas Ruge, David Hausdorf, Holfer Herrmann.

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