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|Work Title||Meditation for Violin and Piano|
|Composer||Sydeman, William Jay|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWS 86|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1985|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||3 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
Meditation describes it accurately… sort of like a composer ruminating about life and cosmic stuff, then putting these thoughts to sound. The sound is that early 20th-century atonal sound, but is surprisingly delicate. Though seemingly quite straightforward rhythmically, it is intended to sound like a rubato meditation, indications of which are in the score.
Maybe it would make a nice encore piece if the audience wanted to mellow out on the way home... say after hearing the Prokofiev toccata or its ilk.
– W. Jay Sydeman