Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Sonatina for Violin and Piano - (2010)    


 

i.     Giocoso - [ 4 pages, circa 2' 10" ] -  Ex.   

 

Parallel first position chords announce the accompaniment for the subject of the movement, secco and jaunty. The theme is stated in the violin at measure five, more a gesture than thematic subject in the classic sense, for it alters to a longer lined succession of quarter notes and then extended trill. The piano takes up the gesture as an accompaniment figure with the violin decorating it for a light-hearted opening movement.

 

 

ii.    Cantabile - [ 2 pages, circa 2' 45" ] -  Ex.   

 

The center movement is a simple ground bass, its chord members spread over octaves. The cantabile above it alters and rises with each succession, a final statement from the opening violin being found in the piano as the movement ends.

 

 

iii.   Caccie e contrappunto - [ 7 pages, circa 3' 10"  ] -  Ex.   

 

The last movement is contrapuntal, in an aggressive 6/8 of duple answered by triple in the hemiolas of the second half of the gesture. The raised fourth through much of the movement adds dissonant spice outside the diatonic C major, and several moments of "chases" and a fughetta fill out the movement.

 

 

The three voiced caccia beginning with the upbeat to measure fifty-five melds into parallel diatonic triads, breaking into a more clear counterpoint at its end. A more florid caccia of running sixteenth notes is the second following a reprise of the original theme.

 

 

The score for the Sonatina for Violin and Piano (2010) is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-oboe score and separate oboe part, fifteen pages in total.

 

Sonatina for Violin and Piano (2010)

full score 8½x11

 

Sonatina for Violin and Piano (2010)

violin part 8½x11