Soliloquy for Cello (Sydeman, William Jay)

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Work Title Soliloquy for Solo Violoncello
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 30
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2010
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation cello

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Soliloquy – written for Keith Miller, a friend of a friend and part time cellist. It just seemed like a nice thing to do, and he apparently appreciated it (as did his teacher)... the first piece I had written with “pen in hand” for several decades. It is lyrical, lies in the first position, but has quite a bit of drama in it. I would hope that burgeoning cellists might embrace it and enjoy the small bursts of passion, not to mention the left hand pizzicati. For all that, the tonal language is quite sophisticated.

– W. Jay Sydeman