With Their Shadows Long

for violin and piano

Linda Catlin Smith

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Composer Linda Catlin Smith
Year of Composition 1997
Duration ca.13'
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With Their Shadows Long (1997) violin and piano, was composed in 1997 at the request of the Sabat/Clarke duo. I think of this work as a melody which is often ornamented by the presence of other notes or chords. I conceived of the two instruments as equal but different elements of the same line, two entities traveling the same path, occasionally casting shadows. There are points in the piece where the shadows get very long – the music thins out to the brink of nothing, like painting with the thinnest layer of paint.