This scherzo is a set of variations employing two cadential motifs: ti-doh in Soprano I and re-doh in Soprano II. Each variation is a cycle through the Circle of Fifths of these motifs. Little wedges over notes (e.g b.55) indicate very short duration and incisive tonguing. The tremolo beams in b.86 (Sop I) indicate flutter tonguing. Fairly advanced skills are required to bring this piece off. Duration: 2:55
Scott Paterson and the composer perform on the recording.
-- Anthony St. Pierre
This fun duet for sopranos is very tongue-in-cheek and features the St. Pierre treatment whereby accidentals are freely employed and key centers are fluid. Players comfortable in all keys will find this duo enjoyable and surprising, and for the others, one go-round with this duo will help make you comfortable in all keys.