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Contrapunctus no. 2 : violin and viola duo

by David Hush (2019)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

The main idea behind the first Contrapunctus was to evoke a continuously evolving dialogue between two independent voices - between the violin and the viola.


In creating a similar type of dialogue, the new piece takes up where the earlier one left off.


The piece ends with a coda based exclusively on parallel sixths, and closes with a triumphant sustained chord, as if to say:


"Harmony lives!"



Work Details

Year: 2019

Instrumentation: Violin, viola.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned to be premiered by Michelle Urquhart and Marco van Pagee in 2019

First performance: at Michelle Urquhart in Concert (St Luke's Anglican Church (Mosman)) on 15 Sep 2019

Performances of this work

15 Sep 2019: at Michelle Urquhart in Concert (St Luke's Anglican Church (Mosman)).

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