Swiss Interiors

Luff, Enid

Duration

5m 00s

Publisher

Primavera

Composed

1982

Instrumentation

Duo

Scoring

2 fl

Availability

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About the work

These pieces reflect impressions of a visit to Switzerland, as suggested by the titles:

1. In a Swiss Church

2. Look out to the Mountains

3. From one Room to the Next (in the Vintner’s House)

4. Indoors at Nightfall (in the Pastor’s House)

First Performance: 1984, Chard Festival

Technical notes

Includes 5/8 rhythms, cross rhythms of 2:3 and 3:4 between instruments, and requires an ability to handle wide leaps and a fairly chromatic line. The harmonic language is atonal but not excessively dissonant. Leaps over the octave, quite fast movement between registers. Staccato, sfp. About Grade V. Rhythmically stable (no frequent changes of metre).