Duo for Cello and Double Bass (Sydeman, William Jay)

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General Information

Work Title Duo for Violoncello and Contrabass
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 49
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 piece
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1985 ca.
First Publication. 2013
Dedication Lubo Georgiev
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation cello, double bass

Misc. Comments

Duo for VC and CB was written in 1985 for Lubo Georgiev (principal cellist with the Sacramento Symphony) and his beautiful contrabass wife. This is quite a virtuosic work, especially for the cello, which exploits the high register to balance the low bass. Actually there is a long section where both instruments are playing in treble clef, the bass doing harmonics in ostinato as the cello plays rapid 16ths in this high register... lively and exciting!

– W. Jay Sydeman