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STRING QUARTET in D Flat

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string quartet

The first movement, Larghetto appassionato, has three main themes which are dominated by a lyrical motive appearing in augmentation during the mid-section. The second movement, andantino calmato, uses alternating 5/8 and 6/8 meters with flowing lines. The third, Andantino giocoso, has a dance-like character with bright rhythms.

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$39.95 score with 4 parts

Duo Sonata for Flute and Piano

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Flute and Piano

Duo Sonata for Flute and Piano is a ten-minute work that is comprised of three main themes, all which utilize a non-symmetrical nine-note scale.  Elements of jazz, romanticism, and expressionism fuse to create a fun, energetic work that is challenging for both flautist and pianist alike.

Originally written in 2009, the Duo Sonata for Flute and Piano was later revised and premiered in 2013 by Syracuse flautist Jenni Foutch.

COMPOSITION No. 3

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Gerald Strang in the “Cybernetic Serendipity” catalogue of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (1968), quoted: “If I write a series of notes and I say this passage is to be played mezzo forte by the oboe, with certain particular kinds of attacks and certain phrasing patterns and certain expressive devices, I am really saying that certain raw data shall be processed and modified through this instrument, coming out as acoustical sound waves.” As in a microphone for amplification or recording, Strang illustrated, music is broken down from acoustical sound waves into electrical voltages and reconverted back into acoustical energy. This job, the computer is extraordinarily qualified to perform.

THIN ICE

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Thin Ice, for cello and fourteen players, was written for Greg Hesselink and Sequitur during the Fall of 2004 and the Spring of 2006 and is dedicated to them. My heartfelt thanks go to Harold Meltzer and Sarah Laimon for their unflagging support, and, especially, to Greg Hesselink, Paul Hostetter, and the musicians of Sequitur for their artistry and commitment.

Thin Ice divides into four movements of unequal length (played attacca (without pause)) lasting about twenty two minutes. Movements one, two and three group together as a unit. They are, each in their different ways, unsettled and restless. The fourth and most extensive movement, beginning after a brief breathing space, serves to balance the preceding movements and to ultimately provide a sense of finality and repose.

The first movement is substantial and wide-ranging. At the beginning, the cello and the strings play as if in two different meters and tempi. The 3/8 polyrhythm of the opening string pizzicati will return -- both at the end of the movement and as the meter of the second movement scherzo.

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