Between Dog and Wolf

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Between Dog and Wolf

6.35

solo violin

PURCHASE SCORE
  • Premiere: 17 February 2010 / Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT / Anthea Kreston, violin

  • Instrumentation: solo violin

  • Duration: 5'

PROGRAM NOTE

Twilight—also known as "Owl-light" and "Blindman's Holiday"—is always weighted, rich with possibility, and imbued with mystery. This liminal time of day is known to the French as "entre chien et loup" because its quality of light makes it impossible to distinguish "between dog and wolf". The line between what is safe and what is threatening becomes blurred, as does the line between the familiar and the unknown. Between Dog and Wolf, for solo violin, plays with this liminal quality shifting quickly between a steady rhythmic pattern and an often irregular melodic line. Written for Anthea Kreston, the piece was premiered at Wesleyan University on 17 February 2010 and is about five minutes long.