Duo for Flute and Viola (Sydeman, William Jay)

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Rickshinozaki (2017/9/30)

Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2011
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General Information

Work Title Duo for Flute and Viola
Alternative. Title
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

Misc. Comments

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