DUOLOGUES was originally written for Flute and Piano, and was commissioned with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain and first performed by Michelle Lee and Christopher Roberts. This new version for Violin and Piano was prepared by the composer in 2016, and he acknowledges with grateful thanks the help of Violinist Beth Spendlove in preparing the violin part.
Designed for advanced performers, the work is in three movements and treats the players as equal partners. The first movement develops an arching melody in dialogue between the two instruments. The slow and contemplative second movement takes up and transforms a figure from the first movement, and the finale gives the opportunity for sparking and agile playing from both instruments.
Total duration c.12 minutes