Passing Acquaintance by Brett Abigaña

July 27, 2017  |   Posted In

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By Brett Abigaña

Duration: 9 minutes
Grade Level: 5

Passing Acquaintance was written for Jung-Ho Pak and The Cape Cod Symphony and is a double concerto for violin, viola, and orchestra. It is based on the famous Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and viola, a perennial favorite of virtuosic string players. In fact, that famous duet remains mostly intact, and the orchestral textures are written around it, creating a third context for the original Handel Passacaglia. The piece is an interesting way to program a double concerto using solo music known to many performers already, and presents an intriguing double update, as it were, to Handel's original work.

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Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions .004 × 11 × 17 in

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