Trio for Strings (Davidson, Robert)

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Robert Davidson (2007/1/29)

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Robert Davidson (2007/1/29)

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Robert Davidson (2007/1/29)

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Robert Davidson (2007/1/29)

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Work Title Trio for strings
Alternative. Title
Composer Davidson, Robert
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRD 32
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1998
First Publication. 1998
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, viola, double bass

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Program Note: I came to write a trio for violin, viola and double bass partly out of a desire to play in such a trio myself as a bassist. It is a particularly resonant ensemble, and the bass is free to occupy a wide range with no cello as competition.

Throughout the piece, several strands of time are heard simultaneously, marked out by the three players individually. Similarly, there are often several tonalities gently layered together in strata.

Each performer spends substantial time in improvisational flights, departing from the constraints marked out in other sections of the music. These constraints often take the form (in my mind) of small spinning cogs in a complex machine (the cogs being self-focused repeating figures).