Duo for Flute and Viola (Sydeman, William Jay)

Sheet Music


PDF typeset by composer
Rickshinozaki (2017/9/30)

Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2011
Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Duo for Flute and Viola
Alternative. Title for Flute (or Violin) and Viola
Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
1. Grazioso
2. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1984 ca.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation flute, viola

Navigation etc.

This is Gebrauch Musik for the odd married (or not) couple (or not) playing flute and viola. Entertaining, with some quirky rhythms. (I borrowed the “quirky rhythms” bit from a Time magazine article about me which I loathed.)

Nevertheless, movement 1 has a flirtation with dance... hinted at but rarely consummated. Movement 2 continues with more overt dance-like qualities. Shifting rhythms and some odd accents account for much of the aforementioned quirkiness. It is tricky, but fun to play.

– W. Jay Sydeman

Note: Suitable for students and amateur musicians.