Garland (for Baroque orchestra)
Garland (2004) by Linda Catlin Smith
Tafelmusik commissioned me to create a new piece based on Bach’s Musical Offering . The challenge for me was to compose music that embraces the technique of composing with canons – using the well-known theme - while at the same time creating music with my own voice. I did use the famous theme by Frederick the Great (it appears in various forms, including backwards) but interlaced it with themes of my own. This garland of themes, canons and melodies is my offering to Tafelmusik.