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Scarim Violin Sonatas





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The Adagietto (first movement) begins with the interval of a minor third, which will be a prominent melodic interval throughout the four movements.
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To preview or purchase the score, click this link:
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Scarim Violin Sonata no.1 (buy score)
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The second movement is titled "Waltz" - in the place of what would often have been the Minuet movement in earlier times.
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The three chords which form the basis of the whole work begin the waltz.
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The third movement is titled "Blues" - but its form is much more complex than the usual repeating twelve bar progression.
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Only at 3:18 do we actually hear a twelve measure structure, which is then repeated just once (at 3:56) before we return to what I might call “a five minute rhapsody evoking the blues.”
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Here is the final (fourth) movement:
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The descending minor third in the melody and the three chords from the waltz are developed with jagged, jazzy rhythms.
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Press play to listen to the first movement of the second sonata, composed in 2004:



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Here are the second, third and fourth movements:










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These two sonatas are also available as cello transcriptions (by the composer) and can be ordered here:

Sonata no.1 for Cello and Piano



Sonata no.2 for Cello and Piano