Opusmodus code and notation output.
Between 2013 and 2015 Nigel Morgan worked as part of the development team of Opusmodus, a new computer-assisted composition environment for Macintosh. In addition to writing the documentation for the more than 700 system functions and devising the 30-stage tutorial scheme Nigel wascommissioned to write a series of Starting Points for instrumental sextet. For this commission he has focused on two sextets: Dr. K Sextet from the UK and the Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird. He has also devised a further series of pieces for different combinations of alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion. These pieces have been collected together in a volume titled A Selection of Sextets now made available on the launch of the Opusmodus software.
Pages from Composing: How and Why.
A Selection of Sextets – for alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano and percussion [pdf]
La Serenissima – for violin and string orchestra (after Vivaldi’s L’estro Armonico)
The Study of the Object (text by Zbigniew Herbert) – for voices SATB
Three Canonic Duos (after Telemann’s Canonic Sonatas) – for violins, violas or violoncellos
The Origami Letters – (text by the composer) a cycle of n songs for tenor voice and piano (or string quartet)
Selah – for violin/cello and piano
String Quintet – for string quartet with an extra viola [pdf]
Two Movements – for saxophone quartet [pdf]
Conflict & Resolution – for solo guitar [pdf]
Statements – for piano [pdf]
Some of these works have yet to be published by Tonality Systems Press but are referenced in a forthcoming TSP e-book Parametric Composition. Where this is the case the score can be downloaded as a PDF from this page.