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Slippery

(Flute and Guitar).
Total duration ca. 9 minutes (2015)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
Commissioned in 2015 by Bas Duo: Elyse Knobloch
and Peter Press.
One movement work. 19 pages, 8.5" x 11".

 

Premiered in May, 2016
in Allendale, New Jersey by Bas Duo.



 

View pages from the score to Slippery

 

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Listen to an audio clip of Slip
for violin and harpsichord

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Listen to an audio clip of Slipping
for violin, harpsichord, and percussion

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Score and part for Slippery available
from Activist Music:
$30.00 print, or $21.00 digital.




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Slippery began life as the equally comedic Slip, composed in 2001 for violinist Robin Lorentz and harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh. Thinking about the traditional and often serious sounding music that usually defines the harpsichord repertoire, I came up with the idea of giving that instrument every kind of music to play, with the exception of the baroque styles to which it is so often tethered. This tactic works equally well for classical guitar, and when Bas Duo reached out for me for a piece, I took things a step further and encouraged Elyse Knobloch and Peter Press to be as giddily silly and over-the-top dramatic as they wish. The result is a small drama, well suited for anyone with attention deficit disorder.


La Discordantia CD
Slip is featured on the 2007 DC Records CD, La Discordantia, recorded by Antonio D'Andrea and Maria Clotilde Sieni. Click CD for more info.  
Notes from the Kelp

Slipping is featured on the 2007 Innova Recordings CD, Notes from the Kelp (innova 683). Click CD for more info.

 

Slip (the version for violin and harpsichord)
is a 2008International Aliénor
Harpsichord Composition Competition
award winner.

 
 
     

 

Enjoy this video excerpt of Bas Duo
(Elyse Knobloch, flute and Peter Press, guitar)
premiering SLIPPERY,
in Allendale, NJ, May 2016:

 

 

     


And here's a video of violinist Karen Bentley Pollick
and harpsichordist Jonathan Salzedo
performing Slip,
in Palo Alto, CA, Spring 2012:

 

 

Slippery, page 1    
Slippery, page 1
Slippery, page 11    
Slippery, page 11
Slippery, page 18 D  
Slippery, page 18
     

 

Also available as:

Slip

(Violin and Harpsichord).
Total duration ca. 9 minutes (2001)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
Commissioned in 2001 by violinist Robin Lorentz.
One movement work. 14 pages, 8.5" x 11".

Audio clip performed by Robin Lorentz, violin
and Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord.


 

Also available as:

Slipping

(Violin, Harpsichord, Percussion).
Total duration ca. 9 minutes (2006)

Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
Adapted from "Slip," commissioned in 2001 by violinist Robin Lorentz.
One movement work. 20 pages, 8.5" x 11".

Audio clip performed by Robin Lorentz, violin,
Kathy McIntosh, harpsichord, and Dan Morris, percussion.

 


 

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