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Unsquare dances : violin duos

by Hollis Taylor (1995)

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Unsquare dances : violin duos / by Hollis Taylor.

Library shelf no. 785.7212/TAY 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

These nineteen works were composed in Budapest in 1995. Originally all for violin duo, a number have been re-worked to become violin/viola duos, string trios, and string quartets. All are inspired by folk music in compound meter and focus on issues of rhythm and bowing.

Work Details

Year: 1995

Instrumentation: 2 violins. 'Slovenian dance' is for 3 violins, but the 3rd violin can be omitted.

Duration: 52 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Advanced student/professional.

Contents note: 1. Slovenian dance (3 min) -- 2. Come to the water, geese (2 min) -- 3. Celebrate Moldova! (2 min) -- 4. Hommage à Zoltan Kodaly (2 min) -- 5. Basque three-step, two-step (3 min) -- 6. Albanian dance (2 min) -- 7. Fast forward (1 min) -- 8. Split personality (2 min) -- 9. Rogue trader's polka (2 min) -- 10. Kristin's wedding dance (2 min) -- 11. Ten for Rick (5 min) -- 12. Circle dance (4 min) -- 13. Fiveplay (2min) -- 14. Bosniana (2 min) -- 15. Sending the bride to a stranger's house (3 min) -- 16. Mountain gavottes (3 min) -- 17. Greek dance (4 min) -- 18. Turkology (4 min).

First performance: by Hollis Taylor, Kaila Flexer — 1998. Podenil, Berlin, Germany

Violin duos based on European folk dance music in compound meters collected during a three-year residency in Paris and Budapes.

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1998: Podenil, Berlin, Germany. Featuring Hollis Taylor, Kaila Flexer.

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