Karim Al-Zand: Music: Three Character Pieces


Three Character Pieces

for bassoon & viola

Three Character Pieces is a set of short vignettes, mostly light-hearted and cheerful in mood. It begins with a lyrical piece that features the bassoon playing expressively in its upper register. The second piece is comic and a little off-kilter: its meter alternates six- and five-beat measures, while the instrumental parts leap over one another. A robust and lively dance brings the set to a close. Three Characteristic Pieces was written for James Dunham and Ben Kamins.

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DATE
2006

DURATION
7 minutes

INSTRUMENTATION
bassoon, viola

COMMISSION
James Dunham & Ben Kamins

MOVEMENTS
1. Slowly; gently lyrical
2. Moderate groove
3. Quickly; buoyant, lively

PREMIÈRE
March 6, 2006, Duncan Recital Hall, Houston TX
James Dunham, viola | Ben Kamins, bassoon


AUDIO
1. Slowly; gently lyrical
2. Moderate groove
3. Quickly; buoyant, lively


SCORE
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