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Samba for Susan : for cello and piano / Ricky Ian Gordon.

Author/creator Gordon, Ricky Ian composer.
Other author/creatorSachon, Peter, commissioning body.
Other author/creatorLydon, Susan Gordon, 1943-2005, dedicatee.
Format Musical Score and Print
Publication Info[Malvern, PA] : Theodore Presser Company, 2022.
Description1 score (8 pages) + 1 part (3 pages) : portrait ; 31 cm
Abstract A heartfelt memorial to the composer's sister, Samba for Susan bears a tempo marking of "Sensual," and this 5-minute elegy is seet as a slow bossa nova, full of the jazz flavor and syncopations of samba tradition. In the hands of this celebrated opera and theater composer, Gordon's samba is a drama cast in a dance feel. Themes alternate, always returning transformed into fresh textures at each recurrence, creating a work that is catchy on first hearing, and reveals its depth upon repeated hearings.
General noteDedicated to the memory of the composer's sister, Susan Gordon Lydon.
General note"Commissioned and premiered by cellist Peter Sachon for my sister Susan Gordon Lydon, November 14, 1943 - July 15, 2005"--Caption.
General noteIncludes biographical note and program notes in English.
General noteDuration: approximately 5 minutes.
Genre/formChamber music.
UPC 680160687855
Publisher number114-42276 Theodore Presser Company

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Music Music Stacks M233.G67 S36 2022 ✔ Available Place Hold