Greenway (2012)

commissioned by Asmira Woodward-Page

GREENWAY was inspired by my new-found love of cycling around New York. After the Metrocard fare was raised more than 20% a few years ago, I decided that I would bike as much as possible, part protest part exercise. Ever since then, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the beautiful Hudson River Greenway, which hugs the West Side of Manhattan, in good weather and bad, in winter and summer.

I began humming strands of what became “Greenway” into my iPhone during a ride from Dumbo (Brooklyn) to our apartment on the Upper West Side.

Asmira Woodward-Page commissioned the piece to be a companion to H.F.I. Biber’s “Passacaglia“, and, in that, “Greenway” is a total opposite — fast, jaunty, optimistic. I envision it being played immediately after the Biber, and followed by a repeat of the Biber. In that, it becomes a sort of “Greenway Sandwich”.

CATEGORY solo instruments
INSTRUMENTATION solo violin
DURATION 8-9 minutes
WORLD PREMIERE soon
WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMERS soon
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES n/a
RECORDING n/a
SCORE AVAILABILITY All arrangements are available for sale via PDF or mail delivery; arrangements for combinations not listed above may be commissioned on request. [contact for more info]

LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) - film composer, arranger, violist | music for film, Ljova and the Kontraband, and other projects

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