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Three Preludes

DURATION: 10 minutes

INSTRUMENTATION: violin and cello.

PRELUDE I: 
 
PRELUDE II:
Prelude No. 2 by Spencer Topel

PRELUDE III:  
Prelude No. 3 by Spencer Topel


PROGRAM NOTE:

The First performance was at the Palazzo Chigi in Sienna Italy by Duccio and Vittorio Ceccanti in the summer of 2007. These pieces explore the relationship between the timbres of the violin and cello and are an acoustic representation of aesthetics developed in the electronic studio. Both of these instruments hold great personal significance to me in the playing and writing of chamber music. This work is dedicated to composer Steven Stucky. 


Preludes in the Press: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/arts/music/05ensemble.html

http://www.oneidadispatch.com/articles/2010/04/14/entertainment/doc4bc6706657d48976304416.txt