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Work Title
Dream
Date
Composed in 1948. Premiered at Black Mountain College, N.C., August 20, 1948.
Ensemble Type
Solo
Work Length
5 minutes
Instrumentation
For solo piano. Version for solo viola and viola ensemble by Karen Phillips (1974) previously available (P6707a).
Comments
This work was originally used as music for the eponymous choreographed piece by Merce Cunningham, following the rhythmic structure of the dance and using a fixed gamut of tones. Throughout, resonances are sustained, either manually or with the use of pedal. The music is essentially a single melodic line, except for the last few bars. This work is available in the C.F. Peters compilation “Piano Works 1935–48” (catalog number noted). An arrangement for solo viola and ensemble of 4 violas exists (arranged in 1974 by Cage?) is also available; according to Stefan Hussong (in the liner notes accompanying the CD Dream - Stefan Hussong plays John Cage, Denon CO-18069), a revision for organ also exists.
Arranger
Karen Phillips
Publication
Peters Edition EP 6707
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