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|Work Title||Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano|
|Composer||Sydeman, William Jay|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWS 84|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1989|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||15 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||flute, violin, piano|
Here is an ambitious trio for flute, violin and piano from my Sacramento period, late ’80s. I vaguely recall it was commissioned by a group called “Alternate Currents”. At this point I had eschewed (and fully digested) my avant-garde New York leanings and was exploring more accessible modes, hopefully while not abandoning my penchant for being somewhat unique.
The first movement begins in a somewhat pointillistic manner and evolves lyrically. The second movement is quite lively fun, while the third sings almost a toon. The fourth is full of fireworks (at last).
– W. Jay Sydeman