Newly updated to include new technologies, theories, genres, and composers associated with the 20th century. Includes definitions and pronunciation of over 4,000 Musical Terms, The Elements of Music notation, and over 650 Composers. 202 pp.
Solemn Soliloquy for Solo Violin, By Samuel Adler. Published by Theodore Presser. (2 pgs)
"Solemn Soliloquy" is a dramatic, 5-minute lyrical elegy composed for the violinist Atis Bankas of the Toronto Symphony. The work was commissioned for a premiere in 2014 at a Holocaust Memorial in Warsaw, Poland.
Sonatina in the Shape of a Pearl for Violin and Cello
Title: Sonatina in the Shape of a Pearl for Violin and Cello, By Richard Wernick. Published by Theodore Presser. Score (11 pgs) with Part.
The first movement is a rigorous descending four-note motif. The tricks are Bach's; the harmonics the composers. The second movement is a miniature passacaglia, played almost exclusively in harmonics. The third movement is the most rhapsodic; it combines elements from the first two movements with a bit of fun.