New Viola Duet -- "Reflection"

November 20, 2020, 4:32 PM · New Viola Duet: Reflection (3'24"). Slow is not always easy. All these double-stops are possible but some may be awkward, in upper positions, and need great finger agility. That's why musicians have been called "athletes of the small muscles." Inspiration for this piece? My electric toothbrush. It vibrates at about 262 Hz. That's C4, aka middle C. Many of my melodies present themselves to me as I'm brushing my teeth. So for two minutes twice a day I hear the middle-C drone and I hum along to it. Thus the C drone in this piece. Lucky it's convenient for the viola string setup. Finale/Garritan does a good job, but it would sound better by competent real musicians. Print the sheet for free from raulkottler.com. See/hear the scrolling score at https://youtu.be/IgonQRlvavo

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November 23, 2020, 4:58 PM · That was wonderful. I enjoyed it very much.
November 24, 2020, 4:53 PM · Thank you very much. More of my free viola solos and duets at raulkottler.com


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