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Late Shadow

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By Gilad Cohen

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Piano Accompaniment, Violin - Digital Download
Composed by Gilad Cohen. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical. Score, Set of Parts. 71 pages. Published by Gilad Cohen Music (S0.492169).

Item Number: S0.492169

The seed for Late Shadow was a melody thatcame to my mind while I was waiting to be seen at a doctor’s office (thank Godfor late doctors!). While developing this melody, I decided to experiment with two ideas that have long fascinated me. Thefirst was to write an entire piece as a canon. Save for an introduction thatforeshadows themes and textures to come, the piece is structured as alarge-scale canon, in which every 8- or 4-bar phrase that is played by theviolin is then imitated by the piano, like an object whose shadow mysteriouslyfollows it too slowly. This slow echo, coupled with the piece's overall darktone, resembles shadows in the evening, which get longer and longer as the sunsets. The second idea was to use a symmetric form. After theintroduction, the violin introduces a slow, mournful chromatic phrase.Gradually the music gets more and more dense, fast, and loud untilit reaches a dramatic peak. Then, the piece starts going backwards: the samephrases are introduced again, but now in reverse order, as the music sinks backin intensity, folds into itself, and ends with the same initial phrase, thistime played on the lowest end of the piano. The piece was commissioned by theBarlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.

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