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Playrude (Digression VI)



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You may be wondering about Digressions I and III. Originally entitled "Insipid Digressions", they were youthful experiments in collaboration with a fellow composer.  In our first session, we drafted in turns, each completing the other's phrase and beginning a new one, until the piece found a natural end.  In a later session, my friend gave me a twelve-tone row and a rhythmic gesture, with which I composed a short etude.  Out of this grew the sporadic habit of writing a short piano piece in a whimsical vein, and some of these survive beyond their first draft.

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