Stacy Garrop

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Violin with Piano
Instrumentation: Violin, Piano
Item Number: 114-41154
Duration: 8:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


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Neurotichotomy is a microscopic violin sonata: its first movement contains a traditional sonata-allegro structure; the middle movement is a slow theme and variations; and the third is a scherzo-trio. But each movement is a tightly packed microcosm of what a proper sonata would contain. In addition, the name of each movement reflects how many elements are important. Dichotomy, the first movement, contains two primary elements - the two contrasting themes of a typical sonata-allegro.Trichotomy, the second movement, has three descending scales - one in the violin, and one in each hand of the piano. The final movement, Lotsachotomy, has so many elements (including a twelve tone row, a tango, and a quote from a work I wrote a year ago) that I felt completely neurotic by the time I pinned a double bar to the piece, hence the title Neurotichotomy. -S.G.

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Additional Information

Composition Date 2002
Orchestration vln, pno