Karim Al-Zand: Music: Duet


Duet

for harp & viola

Duet is in four contrasting movements. The first and last of these are very brief miniatures which form bookends to the longer middle movements. The second movement is a simple two-part song and the third is a not-too-serious dance featuring harp pedal glissandi and viola pizzicato throughout. The work was commissioned by Virginia Crumb and Scott Woolweaver. A 1998 residency at the MacDowell Colony provided both time and support in writing the work.




DATE
1998

DURATION
10 minutes

INSTRUMENTATION
harp, viola

MOVEMENTS
I. Debut
II. Dalliance
III. Dance
IV. Denouement

PREMIÈRE
May 16, 1999 | Paine Hall, Cambridge MA
Virginia Crumb, harp | Scott Woolweaver, viola


AUDIO
I. Debut
II. Dalliance
II. Dance
IV. Denouement


SCORE
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