Victoria Bond

Old New Borrowed Blues

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;59'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, contrabass, harp, harpsichord, percussion, vibraphone

Publisher: Subito Music Corporation

Description: Comm. and prem: 10/25/86; Saratoga Springs, NY;
1991 Festival of Baroque Music, Nova/Antigua Ensemble
This work is a set of variations on John Dowland’s lute song “Flow My Tears.” The mournful wail of the theme becomes a blues, contrasting the world of the harpsichord on the one hand and that of the vibraphone on the other, the double bass being common to both. The title suggests a “wedding” of these two worlds.

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