French pianist and composer, Serge Lancen (1922-2005) studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won many prizes. Si J'Étais... for Cello, Viola or Bassoon and Piano contributes to a significant catalogue of compositions by the composer.
Si J'Étais... is a series of compositions by Lancen in which each piece depicts the style of a different great composer. Numbers 4, 5 and 6 are influenced by Couperin, Verdi and Albeniz. Adaptable to Cello, Viola or Bassoon, these Lancen pieces are exciting and informative, ranging across a variety of musical styles. Si J'Étais... is suitable for intermediate instrumentalists.