Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Performing Ensemble: Contrabass Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Bass, Piano
Item Number: 144-40704
Number of Pages: 10
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print
LAMENT was originally composed in 1999 for solo piano, in memory of Judith Arron, whose visionary goals for Carnegie Hall were matched by her abilities to achieve them. The performance challenges in LAMENT are musical rather than technical: finding and projecting the line from beginning to end; using rubato for expressive and formal purposes; shaping phrases; achieving variety of color; and employing these dimensions to create a spontaneous and personal rendering. Two piano parts are included to provide for solo tuning as well as concert pitch performance.