Three Movements for Guitar (1978)

Instrumentation: guitar

Score Example: Three Movements for Guitar

Duration: 5:00

Written for Steve Berman of Humboldt County, California

Premiered by Larry Almeida on the Old First Church Concert Series in San Francisco, California, 1979

Movements:
I. Moderato
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro

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.

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