And Still

Title And Still
Year 2001
Composer Jason Cady
Instrument/s 2 kotos, 17-string koto, soprano
Text Jason Cady
Contact for Sheets jason [at]
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Notes And Still is a song for soprano, two kotos, and bass koto. It’s in three sections. The first and third are in 6/4 with a C# drone and 13th chord arpeggios in eighth notes. The middle section compresses the eighth note arpeggios to triplets in 4/4, and the drone raises to D. The vocals appear only in the middle section. Ryuko Mizutani commissioned And Still for her trio, and premiered it at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Connecticut, February 19, 2001. [Jason Cady]