This short duet was composed for the “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” opportunity that Zentripetal offered in February of 2011. When I began writing this piece, it was something different. As I was putting the finishing touches on that earlier version of the score, a “what if I…” hit me out of the blue. I cut almost all extraneous material and just let the stubborn motive at the beginning dominate the work. It makes me chuckle every time I hear it. That must mean I’ve done something right. The title refers to the inherent stubbornness of the first measure.
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