But If You

Title But If You
Year 2000
Composer Jason Cady
Instrument/s koto, soprano, contrabass
Commission written for Ryuko Mizutani
First Performance (date, performers, venue) 2000, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conneticatte
Contact for Sheets the composer
Contact Info http://jasoncadymusic.com
Notes But if You is a song for soprano, koto, and bass. The tuning of the koto is in a mode I found in some of Erik Satie’s Gnossienes. The song is in four sections that alternate between 7/4 and 5/4. The soprano does not enter until the last section. The koto solo ends with a seven note figure played once in quarter notes, then twice in eights, three times in triplets, and finally four times in sixteenths. But If You premiered at The World Music Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, December 1, 2000. [Jason Cady]