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Pas de Deux

On 21, Nov 2012 | In | By admin

Pas de Deux

Pas de Deux – 

This virtuosic and programmatic single-movement work is a portrait of an evolving partnership beginning with youthful exuberance, passing through rumination on loss, and culminating in a state of complex yearning: the desire to make ephemeral love timeless and permanent.

The score is available through Grey Bird Music. To see a perusal score click here.

Instrumentation: Cello and Piano
Duration: 23 minutes

You can purchase a 10×13″ PDF copy of the score below:

8.5×11 PDFpiano score





Excerpt 1: 
I. Youth (mm. 66-102)
Fred Sherry, cello; Stephen Gosling, piano

 

Excerpt 2:
 II. The Limits of Life (mm. 66-102)

Fred Sherry, cello; Stephen Gosling, piano here

 

Excerpt 3:
 III. Pas de Deux (mm. 291-301)
Fred Sherry, cello; Stephen Gosling, piano

About the work:

This virtuosic and programmatic single-movement work for cello and piano was written as a portrait of two married friends. Pas de Deux follows the evolution of their partnership, beginning with youthful exuberance, passing through rumination on loss, and culminating in a state of complex yearning: the desire to make ephemeral love timeless and permanent.

Premiere: 2.26.95, Miller Theatre, Maria Kitsopoulos, vc; Allison Voth, pno
Commission: Pamela Dillon
Recording: Fred Sherry, cello; Stephen Gosling, piano
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