|Composition Year||1986 ca.|
|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
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⇒ 12 more: 2. Fun! • 3. Pesante • 4. Playful • 5. Graceful • 6. Rhythmic • 7. Stately and very rubato • 7. Stately and very rubato (alt) • 8. Serious but delicate • 9. Melancholic, molto rubato • 10. Jolly • 11. Quasi-Scarlatti • 12. Quasi-Scarlatti
|Work Title||Two-Part Inventions for Solo Piano|
|Composer||Sydeman, William Jay|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWS 39|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1986 ca.|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||12 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
Hail to J.S. Bach! (Almost.) These twelve two-part inventions do homage to the original, but also play on the word invention as they are quite quirky and full of endless variety. They are strictly in two parts as the Bach, but the counterpoint is not imitative. Instead, they traverse a variety of moods and styles from Scarlatti to the now – from melancholic to jolly romps.
– W. Jay Sydeman