Trio for Strings No.2

on a purpose-selected tone row


(1) Grave sostenuto - Allegretto con anima
(2) Larghissimo
(3) Presto - Allegro - Tempo I - Allegro Moderato - Tempo I - Presto assai - Tempo I
(4) Andante solenne - con anima - Allegro

Date Duration Listen
28 December 2015 20'53" Realization (.MP3) Score (.PDF)
28.6 MB 329 KB

After almost exactly two perfectly unsettled years: nursing the sick, comforting the dying, burying the dead, liquidating a century's worth of property; turning my back on the city of my birth and resettling into a miniature agricultural town in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley; hiking well over a hundred miles along solitary upland wilderness tracks in the National Park there ... I am finally ready to resume polluting the earwaves with my uniquely demented takes on twelve tones and traditions.

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

[Bah, P.S. There was a glitch in the .pdf-formation process which truncated a tempo marking in the full score. As the individual parts all still properly indicate, at Measure 370 the tempo changes to Allegro, with a suggested dotted quarter metronome speed of 150. As the .pdfs are already on file with the copyright office at the Library of Congress, I will leave things as they are.]

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