Score Example: Three Movements for Guitar
Written for Steve Berman of Humboldt County, California
Premiered by Larry Almeida on the Old First Church Concert Series in San Francisco, California, 1979
Notes: The first movement (Moderato) alternates a lyrical theme with a more percussive section based on seconds and ninths. Chords consist of quartile/quintal structures. The second movement (Larghetto) takes advantage of the singing quality of the lower strings of the instrument and include harmonics and a more “guitaristic” middle section. The third movement (Allegro) is based almost entirely on a five-note motive (set class 5-21) and is, again, harmonized with quartal/quintal sonorities.