Piano duet – 2′
Premiere—2011 by Sonja Thompson and Karen Becker, Minneapolis, MN.
The new music ensemble Zeitgeist commissioned 30 works of three minutes or less for its 30th anniversary season in 2008. My contribution, a little musical joke called Quiptych, was scored for soprano sax, piano and percussion. I arranged it for piano 4-hands for performance by my friend Sonja Thompson with her duet partner Karen Becker. The title was suggested by its form: a truncated rounded binary. If you need a short, funny duet, look no further.