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Voilà : for viola and piano

by Gerald Glynn (2011)

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Performance by Cornelia Petroiu, Mihail Virtosu from the CD Celebrating Women!



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Voilà : for viola and piano / Gerald Glynn.

Library shelf no. 787.3/GLY 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

I had wanted to write for the viola for many years, and finally composed Voilà for Viola and Piano in 2011 - its title means"There; here it is" in French and is also an anagram for viola in English.

In this work, two particular qualities of the instrument are explored: its ability to play with considerable agility, and the rich beauty of its low register. After a slow, mysterious beginning, the piano and viola begin to interact, often meeting at a common pitch. The role of the piano is to support, comment, provoke and interject, often playing chordal versions of the viola's arpeggios. After much activity, there is a rallentando with the viola insisting on its low notes, against repeated chords on the piano.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Viola, piano.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Cornelia Petroiu, Mihail Virtosu — 7 Oct 12. Cluj Autumn Festival, Transylvania, Roumania


Voila, by Gerald Glynn

Performances of this work

7 Oct 12: Cluj Autumn Festival, Transylvania, Roumania. Featuring Cornelia Petroiu, Mihail Virtosu.

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