Instrumentation: Viola and piano
Duration: 6:10
Commission: Rosemary Glyde
Premiere: 3/23/89
Rosemary Glyde
Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
New York, NY

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Program Note:

Doxa was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, the late violist Rosemary Glyde. Doxa is a Greek word meaning radiance; it is perhaps more familiar as the root of the word Doxology. The quality of Rosemary’s playing prompted the title; it also served as a springboard for the sweeping gestures that articulate the form of this concert piece. I am grateful to Rosemary for her editorial suggestions, and to violist Sally Chisholm who also contributed to the final edition. –JS

Press Quote:
“Two works by Judith Shatin, her L’étude du Coeur for Solo Viola (1984) and her Doxa for Viola and Piano (a world premiere; both are dedicated to Glyde) proved musically riveting and brilliantly devised for the instrument.”  –The Strad

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