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Stomp for Scordatura: Violin Solo

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PUBLISHER: G. Schirmer
INSTRUMENTATION: Violin
PRODUCT FORMAT: Score
A note from the composer: What to include in a competition piece in 2011? One could write a virtuoso étude or a lyrical essay: but the judges will have dozens of pieces that demonstrate these virtues. I thought amore interesting piece would test a performer’s imagination, intelligence and
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Publisher G. Schirmer
Instrumentation Violin
Number of pages 12
Product Format Score
Description Product Type Book [Softcover]
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 2017
ISBN 9781495064920
UPC 888680623340
Series String
No. HL50600562
Product Dimensions 30,5 x 22,9 cm
Description

A note from the composer:

What to include in a competition piece in 2011? One could write a virtuoso étude or a lyrical essay: but the judges will have dozens of pieces that demonstrate these virtues. I thought amore interesting piece would test a performer’s imagination, intelligence and musicality by offering interesting new problems to solve. Hence, this unaccompanied six-minute study I call Stomp.

Stomp poses its player three problems; of ear, style, and coördination. First, the violin’s outer two strings are tuned to non-standard pitches. This mis-tuning (scordatura) deepens theinstrument’s range, and replaces the usual perfect fifths between strings with grating dissonances high and low. Second, the piece is modeled not on classical precedents, but on American fiddle music — bluegrass andjazz. And third, as in fiddle playing, the violinist must periodically stomp with his or her foot along with the music.

So Stomp demands a theatrical mind, an unerring ear, and a delight in makingmusic with the entire body. It is supposed to be fun for the audience, and a workout for the soloists. I can’t wait to hear them play it.

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