Pas de Deux

Study Score, Downloadable

Duration 9:00 $30.00


Solos in soprano 1 and fluegel 4


Regular 5, 4, 4, guitar, piano, bass and drums (percussion can be nice if available)

The offer contains

  • Downloadable PDF study score (transposed) for "Pas de Deux"
  • Downloadable PDF sketches from writing this work
  • Written downloadable PDF analysis by Maria to help you dig through harmonic movement and developmental ideas
  • Streamed video of Maria discussing the writing of this work
  • Streamed audio interviews with musicians that recorded "Pas de Deux" speaking about playing this work


Recorded on Concert in the Garden, "Pas de Deux" is the Ravel inspired middle movement of "Three Romances" that was commissioned by the University of Miami. I was in love with the ballerina, Sylvie Guillem, and pas de deux dances in particular, where there is complete support between dance partners. I wanted that same feeling between soloists, where they play with one another, and into one another, rather than for themselves.

With this offer, you'll receive access to sketches, a PDF analysis, a video of me talking about writing this piece, as well as audio interviews with Ingrid Jensen, Tim Ries, Frank Kimbrough, and Rich Perry.

Rather large portions of this score are also available with all three levels of composer participation - Composer, Composer ‘Plus’ and Composer ‘Plus Plus’. If you plan to become a composer participant, you might want to see what's included in your download before making this purchase.

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