Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score & Part(s)
Duet for Cello and Piano : [eScore] / May Lyon.
by May Lyon (2019)
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Duet for Cello and Piano is based around several themes and the idea of limitations. Each movement has a different limitation until later in the third movement where the cello finally breaks free and both instruments move into the flowing and limitless fourth.
I: Restricted by the pitch of the themes, so that only certain pitches appear either in sequence or as a chord.
II: Combines several themes at the extremes of range, in a fast paced, detached, and repetitive form that then becomes increasingly restricted in range.
III: Expansive, varying the main themes used earlier. Although the piano is restricted to the same patterns, the cello becomes increasingly expressive.
IV: Presents the only true melody, which has been hinted to earlier in the piece. Both instruments play romantically and become progressively higher, eventually floating away in a semi-improvised finale.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score 29p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (9p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmic complexity, extended techniques, improvisation
Duration: 17 min.
Includes notes for improvised section.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Multi movement, improvisation, limitation
Movements I, II, III written in 2013, with IV finalised in 2019.
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Score & Part: Duet for Cello and Piano / May Lyon.
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