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John van der Slice: Solos and Duos (1985-2002)

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> Solo for Piano - Solo for Piano
> Solo for Cello - Solo for Cello
> Embers for Malletkat - Embers for Malletkat
> Duo for Contrabassoon and Piano - Duo for Contrabassoon and Piano
> Solo for Violin - Solo for Violin
> Solo for Tuba - Solo for Tuba
> Fern Hill - Fern Hill

Album Summary

>Slice, John Van Der : Solo for Piano
>Slice, John Van Der : Solo for Cello
>Slice, John Van Der : Embers, for malletkat
>Slice, John Van Der : Duo for contrabassoon & piano
>Slice, John Van Der : Solo for Violin
>Slice, John Van Der : Solo for Tuba
>Slice, John Van Der : Fern Hill, for tenor & cello
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Notes & Reviews:

'Solos and Duos' presents an excellent cross-section of his chamber pieces. In 'Solo for Piano,' for example, individual pitch intervals function as subjects of a musical drama, which unfolds within contrasting sections. 'Solo for Tuba' may be thought to "suggest a lifelong struggling to assert itself in what threatens to be a losing battle." The title 'Embers' suggests "remnants of thought...glowing, briefly flaring, dying...until a final reawakening."



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Works Details

>Slice, John Van Der : Solo for Piano
  • Performer: Misha Dacid (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 1 sec.
  • Written: 2002

>Slice, John Van Der : Solo for Cello
  • Performer: Craig Hultgren (Cello)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 6 sec.
  • Written: 1999

>Slice, John Van Der : Embers, for malletkat
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Written: 1993

>Slice, John Van Der : Duo for contrabassoon & piano
  • Performers: Henry Skolnick (Contrabassoon); José Lopez (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 49 sec.
  • Written: 1995

>Slice, John Van Der : Solo for Violin
  • Performer: Glenn Basham (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Written: 1997

>Slice, John Van Der : Solo for Tuba
  • Performer: John Olah (Tuba)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Written: 1990

>Slice, John Van Der : Fern Hill, for tenor & cello
  • Performers: Joseph Evans (Voice); Ross Harbaugh (Cello)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 39 sec.
  • Written: 1985