for Two Violins
Piotry Szewczyk and Andy Bruck/Max Huls, violin
Duration: 3.5 min.
Dedication: for Larry and Evelyn
Recorded on A Trip to the Sky: Chamber Music for Strings (2011)
Recorded on Ghosts: Solos and Duets (2009)
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.