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Andrew Norman

Sonnets

version for viola and piano

(2011)
Duration10'
MovementsI. with shifting change
II. to be so tickled
III. my tongue-tied muse
IV. so far from variation
V. confounded to decay
CommissionTo John Gidwitz from his Family on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday
PublisherSchott Music

Media

(original version for cello)

Program Note

Sonnets is a collection of miniatures for viola [originally cello] and piano. To me, these micro-pieces are sonnets not in the rigorously formalized Elizabethan or Petrarchan senses of the word. Rather, they grow from the term's older, freer roots in the Italian word sonetto, meaning "little song" or "little sound." Each of my five little songs takes as its title and point of inspiration a fragment from a Shakespeare sonnet.

– Andrew Norman

A note about the viola transcription: One of the engaging aspects of Andrew's music is his playful and dramatic use of extended techniques juxtaposed with joyful lyricism. The first movement of Sonnets ends with a dramatic a scratch stop—a ripping sound as the bow moves towards molto sul ponticello and overpressure at the last moment and abruptly stops on the string. The third movement employs the stutter technique—a physically arresting, distorted and deteriorated filter of the underlying melody. To see master class and review videos for these and other extended techniques used in the music of Andrew Norman, please visit:
http://www.shakennotstuttered.com.

– Anne Lanzilotti

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Score and part (Digital)

Score and part (Print)

Conductor Score (Print)

Full Score/Violin Part (Print)

Full Score/Violin Part (Digital)

Piano reduction and solo part (Print)

Piano/Vocal Score (Print)

Piano/Vocal Score (Digital)

Video and instructions (Digital)

Study Score in Two Volumes (Print)

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Tenor/Bass Part (Print)

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Solo Instrument Score (Digital)
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Choral Score (Digital)
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Choral Score Set- 8 copies (Print)
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Vocal Score (Digital)

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Choral Score (Print)

Full Score and Solo Part (Print)
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Study Score (Print)

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