Written for the brass quartet Brasserie: Trumpets Christoph Gantert and Barbara Lüscher, trombones Philip Powell and Priska Walss.

This was a sort of modified Abelian Form.

The Abelian proportions were based on the ordinal number in the alphabet of the letters of Philip’s name, 16-8-9-12-9-16. I imagined the six Abelian large sections heading towards another quite different theme (Z) which they only reach at the end.

Within this framework and in each section the mood changes (metamorphoses) from one feeling to its opposite: Within this framework and in each section the mood changes (metamorphoses) from one feeling to its opposite: energisch <—> faul (energetic <—> lazy), lieb <—> hässig (kind <—> badtempered), wild <—> sanft (wild <—> gentle:

Played and recorded at the Kukart Festival in Pushkin, Russia, 1995.

Metamorphosen — ‘Brasserie’, Pushkin, 1995
Metamorphoses