Musical Motions can be paired with Musical Time to create the suite below:
Motions and Time
Step, Skip, Jump
Leap, Soar, Fly
Five Tone Blues
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ABOUT THE T.I.P.P. SERIES
The T.I.P.P. Series (Theory in Practice and Performance) is a multi-level set of instructional and performance pieces designed to introduce student harpists to the fundamentals of theory – harmony and rhythm. The pieces contained in each set may also be used as performance pieces in the form of a suite or stand-alone work.
The concept for the T.I.P.P. Series arose from the composers’ interest in creating works for students in the H.I.P.P. program (Harp Instruction and Performance Program), an afterschool program that introduces young learners to the harp. Students were able to build their knowledge of theory as they developed technique on the harp. Each piece has “free-style fingering” which allows the instructor to craft fingering conducive to the level and physique of the student.
ABOUT Musical TIME
Clockwork depicts the layers of synchronized mechanisms found inside of a traditional clock. The piece begins with open fifths followed by an ostinato in duple meter that builds momentum. The melodic material is intertwined with the ostinato concluding with a splash of rhythmic glissandi.
Tick-Tock imitates the swinging pendulum of a grandfather clock with each downbeat. The accompaniment is played across the three beats in each measure (triple meter) in the style of a waltz. A lyrical melody glides across the accompaniment figure as dancers would across the floor of a ballroom.
Interval begins with a fanfare that fades into a melody reminiscent of a nursery rhyme. The title of this movement is in reference to the intervals of time. Musical phrases can be played in a canon when each part enters according to a set time interval in relation to the other parts. In this piece, the time intervals are every four beats (quadruple meter).
Listen to an example here: