Opus 752

Estampie (2008)

for Two Violins

Piotry Szewczyk and Andy Bruck/Max Huls, violin

Duration: 3.5 min.

Dedication: for Larry and Evelyn

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Estampie (2008) for two violins is dedicated to Larry and Evelyn Read. 

Estampie (noun): a medieval dance and instrumental form, in several repeated sections, associated chiefly with the trouvères

This work begins with a slow introduction as the two violins introduce various modal melodic material over drones. The remainder of the piece is fast and driving, integrating sections of modal exploration (centered around G and D) with atonal and idiosyncratically modal excursions.