About this work:
Duologue is one of seven duologues for two instruments, each five to seven minuts long, which I have completed so far. The expressive possibilities of a single melodic line and its adventures in the company of another melodic line have always fascinated me. When the choice is two dissimilar instruments with markedly different timbres and ways of articulating tones, the possibilities for striking charavterizations are innumerable. Unlike the other duologues, however, Duologue 5 exploits the similarities of the two instruments more often than the differences. Like successful marriages the two personages of this two-character playlet disagree occasionally but are, more often than not, joined in happy matrimony while still expressing a wide range of emotions, one often melting almost unnoticed into the next. If Duologue 5 is like a day in the life of this couple, I have allowed that day to conclude as serenely as it began.
Duologue 5 was first performed by clarinetist Dennis Joseph and cellist Katherine Cherbas on a concert presented by The Long Island Composers Alliance at Queens College on April 19, 2001.
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Recorded on Capstone Records CPS-8753
Version: For clarinet & cello
Year composed: 2000
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Clarinet, 1 Cello