Impromptu for Solo Viola

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Viola | 7′

“…extended contrapuntal play…” for the viola

Title: Impromptu
Composer: Luna Pearl Woolf
Year Composed: 2001/2005
Instrumentation: For Solo Viola
Click here for the version for solo cello.
Duration: 7′
Format: Full Score
Page Size: Letter
Catalog Number: OM0152

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From the composer:

Cellist Matt Haimovitz, who debuted a version of this piece in 2001 wrote that, “at it’s core…Impromptu is an extended contrapuntal play on the fugue subject from Bach’s Suite V in c minor for solo cello. Freely-paced, quixotic sections frame the work, churning the central motive through a kaleidoscope of permutations. One final gymnastic run up to [cello’s] highest positions and Impromptu unwinds in reverse back to the opening material like a palindrome.”


Premiere: Version for cello first performed August 2001 in Bonn, Germany by Matt Haimovitz.
Recording: The version for cello is recorded on Oxingale Records’ album Anthem.

Listen to an excerpt of Impromptu for cello with Matt Haimovitz performing.
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