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LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
The Time Curve Preludes
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LCD 2031CD LCD 2031CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/10/2017

1990 release. Originally released on Lovely Music in 1983. William Duckworth's Well-Tempered Clavier of minimalism. Elegant studies in proportion and sonority, beautifully played by pianist Neely Bruce. Each prelude grows from a single rhythmic figure, uses modal harmonies, raga-style drones, and Medieval melodic outlines, and captures a particular but relatively brief mood, whether meditative, dance-like, or song-like. Duckworth's shifting, modal patterns unfold in a specially reverberant universe created by sustaining (with weights) certain of the keyboard's lowest notes. With pace and duration perfectly controlled, the preludes progress from sweetness to pungency with an elegiac inevitability.