Two For Two (2002)
for Flute and Bassoon
1.  First Movement

  YouTube Video of Two for Two Mvt. 1, performed by Jeff Cohan and Martin Kuuskmann in Seattle, 2010


TWO FOR TWO was commissioned by the duo Arpeggio, consisting of Lisa Tharp, flute, and John Friedeman, bassoon.  It was completed in the summer of 2002 for a performance at the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale, AZ in March, 2003.

Like most of my works during this period, these duets were taken from keyboard improvisations, but these bare more resemblance to the original improvisations than most of my pieces.  I was after a certain spontaneous, almost whimsical character that I found was easier to obtain through improvisation than through derivation or some other method.  Much of the original character of the improvisations has been maintained in the final product.

As for the title, my only explanation is that these duets were written in baseball season in the middle of a pennant race, and the title just happened to be the first thing that popped into my head!








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