Divertimento #1

Divertimento #1

Divertimento #1-Sextet-Landis Maitland-Whitelaw

Divertimento #1 are musical thoughts played in a chamber setting. Using a clarinet, violin 1&2, viola, cello and classical guitar.

You can hear a representation of the piece here on SoundCloud.

(pdf download)

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Landis plays hand-built guitars by Darrell Pura, Saskatoon, Sask. Canada.
Classical model: Recitalist
Electric hollow body model: Landis Custom
Acoustic model: OM6

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Workshop

Workshop

Workshop, Chamber Music Sextet, Landis Maitland-Whitelaw

Chamber Music, Sextet.  

This piece was originally written for a workshop that I taught at and is meant as a fun piece to play with friends, there are 6 parts. Flute, Violin 1,2, Viola, Cello, and Guitar. This was the first hint of the piece that was to become North Country.

You can hear a representation of the piece here on SoundCloud.

(pdf download)

Contact me

Landis plays hand-built guitars by Darrell Pura, Saskatoon, Sask. Canada.
Classical model: Recitalist
Electric hollow body model: Landis Custom
Acoustic model: OM6

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Divertimento #2 & Life Just Happens

Divertimento #2 & Life Just Happens

music for bagpipes and drum

I wanted to write a piece of music that included the chords: C, Caug, Cdim, C# and resolve back to C. I used these chords as the harmonic backdrop to the piece. I then used the C, and C# pentatonic scales for the melodic material. This outline is Divertimento #2. What grew out of that material is “Life Just Happens”.

This is written for 3 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, and a Db bass. It includes an introduction to the motifs and then the motif themselves. Once all of the motifs are played by the violin then it repeats itself using the cello in the same manner and then switches to the viola.  The finale brings all the the elements together ending on the C chord.

It is 40 sec. for Divertimento #2 and Life Just Happens is 7min. 30 sec. long.

You can listen a representation of the piece on Soundcloud here.

(pdf download)

Contact me

Landis plays hand-built guitars by Darrell Pura, Saskatoon, Sask. Canada.
Classical model: Recitalist
Electric hollow body model: Landis Custom
Acoustic model: OM6

©Copyright Landis Maitland-Whitelaw. All rights reserved. Site design by Mighty Sparrow Design