Mary Ann Joyce

Scherzatina for Extended Bass and Piano

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, contrabass, piano

Score PDF: scherzatina-bass_pno-pgs1-4-secure-5.pdf

Description: This work, commissioned by Basso Moderno in 2008, is a dialogue between an extended solo bass and piano. The interplay between the two instruments through melodic fragments (based mainly on minor 2nds) spins through quick twists and turns. There are textural changes in electrically charged rhythms in the various registers of both instruments. (Audio features Basso Moderno Duo.)

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