Silhouettes
Piano trio no. 1

Victor Davies
Composer
Victor Davies
Composition Date: 1988
Revision Date: 1988
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Trio (Violin / Cello / Keyboard)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Violoncello
Programme Note:
Victor Davies

Silhouettes (Piano Trio No. 1), 1988

Commissioned by: Canadian Piano Trio


“… silhouettes suggest memories, hazy but persistent.

“‘Night Shadows’ is driven by the dark percussive sounds of the piano… a jazz-based idiom to mirrors the mood of urban night life. […] ‘Perfume bottles’ was inspired by the trio’s cellist who happened to collect them… I tried to evoke the languid atmosphere of an elegant salon scented by the vapours escaping from crystal bottles. ‘Tango 55’ uses a melody I composed for the movie Latitude 55. […] Included here because of the violinist’s Brazilian background, it features the violin in a Latin, gypsy role. ‘City Lights’, a theme with variations, has a melody of a Chaplinesque and cartoon character which I though would give all the instruments a chance to shine.”


Premiere Information:
Festival Players Canada, Vancouver, 1989

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3233 D257si
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Trio (Violin / Cello / Keyboard)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 5, 1992
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([7], 64 p.) + 2 parts ([30] p.) ;
    71 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 30
  • Additional Information:
  • For violin, violoncello and piano.
    Photocopy; master copy at CMC Toronto.

    Night shadows -- Perfume bottles -- Tango 55 -- City lights.
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