for flute, violin, viola and cello - 6.5'
Nonallemande is one of many Bach-inspired pieces I have written in the past couple of years. This work takes the first section of the Allemande from the Bach Flute Partita and presents a Post-minimalist rumination on the flute partita gestures. I love Bach's solo instrument partitas for how they weave multiple lines of counterpoint into a single voice. This work unstitches this fabric into four parts.
Nonallemande was commissioned by Electric Earth Concerts. The recording below is from the NC premiere of the work at the Duke Gardens and is performed by Laura Gilbert, Jonathan Bagg, Gabriela Diaz, and Caroline Stinson.