My Favourite Bars – Haydn #4

This week my favourite bars are bars 235/236 in the Credo.


Why do these bars (and similarly in bars 226/7) stand out? Tiny as they are, they appear to be the only real bits of syncopation in the whole piece, and that’s 990 bars!  So what’s happening?  It’s a game of two halves here…while the ladies are dancing, sighing and swooning all around, the men are determinedly stepping their way through the established pattern, as the grand “Amen” starts to appear on the horizon.  It might look something like this:

pyramid_2332203kSix-foot Leaping Hare on Steel Pyramid 1990 –  Barry Flanagan

Leaps of freedom are all the better for knowing there will be solid ground beneath.

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