|Composition Year||1965 ca.|
|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|Work Title||Inventions for Piano|
|Composer||Sydeman, William Jay|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWS 59|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1965 ca.|
|Dedication||for Pierrot and Columbine|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||2 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
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