|Genre Categories||; ; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||Looking Glass Duo|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IEF 132|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2021|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||15 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||viola, euphonium (or cello)|
The euphonium part of this Duo also works well for cello. But I think it is important to note that this is a piece written with the full-bodied sound and range of the (three-valved) euphonium in mind, with the cello alternative as a pleasant afterthought. It was also a way for me to come up with a set of functional dynamics during a time when I have been isolated from other musicians (particularly wind players) because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The euphonium can fill a room with a great amount of sound. Euphonium players should take the dynamics down at least one level in order to allow for a good balance with the viola.