Prelude for Viola and Cello (Sydeman, William Jay)




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Publisher Info. William Jay Sydeman
Performers Gloria Justen & Hannah Addario-Berry
Misc. Notes Recorded 2011, San Francisco, CA
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Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2012.
Misc. Notes Edited by Gloria Justen and Hannah Addario-Berry
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Work Title Prelude for Viola and Cello
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 44
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 piece
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1983
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola, cello

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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.