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MU for Horn and Piano

by Don Robertson (1967)

My composition MU was composed in 1967 in New York City for a concert in the Juilliard School of Music auditorium for students of Stanley Wolfe’s Extension Division composition class. I used a form of score that I had invented where each of the two players proceeded at a fairly equal pace visually on their own path and then synchronized at meeting points. I named the composition MU for the “multiple unit” passenger trains operating in New Jersey, referred to as “MUs.” I had been riding one of the old original red passenger cars of the Pennsylvania Railroad out to the town of Princeton when I conceived of the piece. 

Princeton Junction, N.J - Marty Bernard collection

Don Robertson – MU for Horn and Piano (1967)