for violin and piano

Robert A. Baker
Composition Date: 2001
Duration: 00:13:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
This piece is about the perception of pulse. Prelude combines vague and clear approaches musical pulse in often asymmetrical and subtle designs. It is romantic and lyrical.

Dialogue begins with no perceivable pulse. Unconventional approaches to sound and notation are the basis for the movement. Although a pulse is occasionally used for organizational purposes the movement is largely aleatoric in its vertical alignment.

Presto is propelled by a highly visceral pulse and reflects the spirit of the classical sonata finale. The phrasing is often symmetrical but occasional interruptions, or flashbacks of previous movements, occur to inject rhythmic variation and energy.

Premiere Information:
November 2001, Heliconian Hall Toronto; Corey Gemmell violin, Kathy Tremills piano.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3211 B1687ch 2001
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 15, 2003
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (iv, 30 p.) ; 28 cm.
    34 Pages
    Height: 22 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 9
    1 part (9 p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For violin and piano.

    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.

    Includes 'Notes to Performers'.
    I: Prelude -- II: Dialogue -- III: Presto.
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