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Bugs : for violoncello duet

by May Lyon (2010)

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Performance by Alister Barker, Chien-Hsiu Ong from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 117.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 117.

Library shelf no. CD 3129 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

'Bugs' is a quirky, fun duet whose main characters are a blowfly, a rhinoceros beetle and a mosquito. Articulations represent wings buzzing and the movements of many feet. The 'walking' patterns are based on variations of a short musical fragment.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: 2 cellos.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium — VCE Extended techniques, rhythmically difficult

Dedication note: Written for cellists Alister Barker and Chien-Hsie Ong

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Bugs, Nature, Miniature


Performances of this work

9 Nov 10: 3MBS Live at the Convent series, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC . Featuring Alister Barker, Chien-Hsiu Ong.

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