Cords (Wallach, Joelle)

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Work Title Cords
Alternative. Title
Composer Wallach, Joelle
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJW 7
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1978
First Performance. 1979
Librettist Composer
Language English
Dedication Bertram Turetzky
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation soprano, 2 double basses
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Composed in the early 1970’s for contrabass virtuoso Bert Turetzky, as a paeon to the instrument and its players, Cords is a brief, hilarious duet for a brilliant bassist and an awestruck student accompanied by an adoring soprano who sings their praises and catalogues their alternate instrument names.