Inventions for Piano (Sydeman, William Jay)

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Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2019.
Misc. Notes Revised version uploaded 10/18/2019.
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Work Title Inventions for Piano
Alternative. Title "Kittens"
Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 59
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
1. "Frisking Kittens” (Allegro)
2. "Stalking Kittens” (Andante)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1965 ca.
First Publication. 2019
Dedication for Pierrot and Columbine
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation piano

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These inventions were inspired by JS Bach, Pierrot and Columbine. JS Bach needs no introduction, and P&C are of course well known in literary circle… but they were actually my kittens as well. So the inventions pay due technical homage to the great inventions of Bach and equal homage to the playfulness of my kittens.

Just as fine counterpoint is considerably greater than the sum of its part, the experience of P&C rolling about was considerably more so, if you get my drift. My hope is that the music captures both elements.

– W. Jay Sydeman