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Grand Union

Instrumentation
Vc,P(1)(2 scores needed for performance)
Year
1973
Duration
13:00

"Speculum Musicae, the group of young New Yorkers who play good contemporary music with the care and love it deserves, graced its Chicago debut on November 5 with the world premier of a work by Charles Wuorinen. Written last summer to honor Speculum cellist Fred Sherry's twenty-fifth birthday, Grand Union is a one-movement duo for cello and four drums that acts like a rondo. It circles around like a snake charmer theme that retains its energy through myriad transformations, including a couple that delightfully resemble a bossa nova." High Fidelity

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