Odd Moments

For Flute, Clarinet In Bb, Violin, Violoncello and Piano

Paul Lansky (composer)


  • Flute
  • Clarinet in B
  • Cello
  • Violin
  • Piano


Odd Moments was written for the Da Capo Chamber Players in 1999 in celebration of George Perle’s 85th birthday. The piece was revised in 2009, resulting in a version that is a few minutes shorter. The title of the piece obliquely refers to Perle’s late piece Critical Moments, and also to an aspect of Perle’s system of 12-tone tonality, which distinguishes between odd and even harmonies. With subtle timbral shifts, frequent metric changes, and an ingenious use of unison and octave unison throughout, this piece is a sophisticated yet playful addition to the modified Pierrot ensemble literature.
Duration: 13:15
Dedication: for the Da Capo Chamber Players, to George Perle on his 85th birthday
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
UPC: 6-80160-91760-0
ISBN: 978-1-4911-5906-4
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