File MS-5-16, Box 9, Folder 9 - The empty cup : parts

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The empty cup : parts

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Bob Bauer

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MS-5-16, Box 9, Folder 9

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  • 1997, October (Creation)
    Bauer, Bob

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5 parts (5 p.)

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Robert Paul (Bob) Bauer was born on January 24, 1950 in Welland, Ontario. He studied music at the University of Toronto, studying composition with John Beckwith and John Weinzweig. Following his graduation in 1972, he co-founded ARRAYMUSIC and taught guitar at the Brodie School of Music. He joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Toronto in 1976. In 1980, he moved to Ottawa, working with conductor Peter McCoppin, and several works for guitar. In 1988, he moved to Halifax where he was one of the founding members of the Upstream Music Association. He retired from CBC in 2007.

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File contains parts for Bauer's improvisational composition in five sections: Sitar Drone Atmosphere; Falling - Filling the Cup; The Streets of Calcutta; Ascension - Reaching Beyond Life; and Resolution. The composition is for violin, bassoon, piano, guitar, and oboe and lacks a clear tonal centre and meter.The last section is a canon between the violin and bassoon.

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Parts are annotated in pen and pencil.

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  • Box: MS-5-16, Box 9