Perspicacious Vicissitudes, for two bassoons (2009) – 4′

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Program Notes

Perspicacious  (puhr spuh kay shuhs)  adj.

– Shrewd, astute, or keen-witted.

Vicissitude  (vih sih sih tood)  noun

– A change or variation; ups and downs.


This work was written in celebration of the composers’ completion and survival of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) after only ten years and three attempts. This duet is dedicated with humble thanks to bassoonists, Dr. Tama Kott and Dr. Arnold Irchai.

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