"Private Game" by Shulamit Ran
(Comments are by the
"The Da Capo Chamber
Players' invitation to write a short piece incorporating, in any way I desired,
the group's name into its format, turned out to be an interesting challenge.
Repetition is the essence of comprehesibility, But -- Da Capo, today?
While the initial temptation was to use the term loosely, I found myself
intrigued by the idea of having *strict* repeition, without giving the appearance
of arbitrary formalism. My solution: there are three brief Da Capo
sections interlaced into the piece in a 1-2-3-2-3 sequence. 1
and 2 appear at key points structurally. 3 is more transitory and ornamental.
They are essential, for they give the piece coherence, but they may or may
not be consciously perceived as repetitions on first hearing. They
are my private game. Enough said."