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|Work Title||Prelude for Viola and Cello|
|Composer||Sydeman, William Jay|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWS 44|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1983|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||2 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
Prelude for viola and cello is deeply meditative in character. The duo stays in the lowest portion of both instruments and creates the feeling of Gregorian chant while employing a contemporary vocabulary. It was incidental music to a play, around 1983 when I was teaching at the Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA.
– W. Jay Sydeman
Note: Suitable for students and amateur musicians.