3 Piano Pieces (Sydeman, William Jay)

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General Information

Work Title 3 Piano Pieces
Alternative. Title Three Pieces for Piano
Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 60
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
1. Delicate. Adagio
2. Adagio
3. Homage to Satie. Lent et douloureux
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1992 ca.
First Publication. 2011
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation piano

Misc. Comments

I had a brief attack of the “lovelies” when composing these works. It was short lived. These pieces were written at different times. Movement 1 has something of that haunting quality associated with early (pre-twelve tone) Schoenberg or Berg, albeit considerably more delicate. The second ruminates about my significant other of the time, with echoes of the lyrical Mahler. The third shamelessly pays its respects to Satie, with all the poignancy associated with that composer.

– W. Jay Sydeman