Pieces for solo viola and chamber orchestra
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Pieces for Solo Viola and Chamber Orchestra is a single-movement composition of roughly eighteen minutes in length that explores the relationship between a soloist (viola) and a chamber orchestra consisting of ten instrumentalists, while simultaneously exploring unique orchestrations and colors. It is based on a single motive introduced in its beginning by the cello, contrabass, and B-flat bass clarinet. This short three-measure motive is pervasive throughout the piece, and transforms as it is applied to different musical characters. Another significant feature of the piece is set class 4-5 (0126), which is introduced by the solo violist. It combines with the three-measure motive as the piece progresses.