Elegy : for viola and piano
by Colin Spiers (1989)
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This piece is an intense essay in contrasts. On the one hand its opening is very dark and even obsessive in character (symbolised by the opening key of A flat minor), while on the other this is balanced by sections that are very delicate and ethereal (symbolised by the shift to C sharp major). Following a powerful climax, the music winds down to silence in a coda dominated by measured tremolo harmonics on the viola.
Instrumentation: Viola, piano.
Duration: 10 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — requires musical sensitivity from both players and excellent intonation from the viola player.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Patricia Pollett
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