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FOLKSONGS for violin and piano

BRAXTON BLAKE

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC


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FOLKSONGS for violin and piano BRAXTON BLAKE

Folksongs for violin and piano was composed between November 1986 and February 1987. The work was first performed on March 22, 1987 as the ballet “Americana” to choreography by Stephen Greenston. Greenston, then soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, and I had recently completed our ballet “Alice in Wonderland” and wanted to collaborate further. In looking for subjects, I mentioned that I had wanted to compose a work based upon an event from my childhood. Raised in Galveston, Texas, I spent a good deal of time wandering through the city, eyeing the splendid old homes, many from the 19th century. One very large, old home, shaded in oak trees, happened to be empty with the door ajar. Inside, I was immediately struck with the feeling that each room in the house seemed to tell the story of those who had once lived there. Each of the five sections loosely recall individual rooms in that old home. Greenston drew upon this experience for his choreography.

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC 1508 Longshore Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1632 Tel/Fax 734/332-9277 http://www.braxtonblake.com e-mail bblake@thedance.net


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FOLKSONGS for Violin and Piano BRAXTON BLAKE WONDROUS LOVE / SOON I WILL BE DONE =60 Freely

Violin

5

10

15

20

esp.

23

copyright © 1986 by Braxton Blake


4 26

29

32

8ba

35


5 38

ad lib.

42

47

52


6 56

8ba

61

8ba

He’s Gone Away 65

dolce

3

3

3

3

8va

loco

68


7 71

=68–72

=68–72

like a dulcimer

ad lib.

74

77

poco rit.

meno mosso ten. espr.

80

poco rit.

meno mosso


8 accel.

a tempo

accel.

a tempo

84

87

90

poco rit.

a tempo

poco rit.

a tempo

rit.

a tempo

rit.

meno mosso

rit.

a tempo

rit.

meno mosso

rit.

=78

=92 subito

rit.

=78

=92 subito

93

8va

8va


9 rit.

a tempo ( =60–64)

rit.

a tempo ( =60–64)

96 3

3

8va

8va

100

poco rit.

accel.

=68–72

poco rit.

accel.

=68–72

rit.

105

rit.

108

a tempo

a tempo

ten.

accel.

accel.


10 poco ten.

111

rit.

molto ten.

accel.

114

rit.

117

a tempo

a tempo

121

accel.

ritardando poco a poco

ritardando poco a poco

rit. poco a poco

=68

rit. poco a poco

=68


11 SOON I WILL BE DONE =56 Freely

accelerando

=120

rit.

=56

=92

rit. 3

3

poco ten.

gliss.

Violin 3

3

rit.

4

=56

accel.

=120

rit. 3

3

3

=56

rit.

7

=38

=38 poco

3

rit.

10

=60

=92 accel.

molto rit.

=92

=132

rit.

=60

=120 accel.

=132

13

16

=56

rit.

=56

rit.

=60

=60

=132

=132

19

22

25

sim.

gliss.

gliss.

=132 ord.

pont.

rit.

=56


12 28

32

36

39

41


13 45

48

51

54

57


14 60

63

66

69


15 72

8va

75

8va

8va

8ba 78

8va

8ba

81 gliss.

85


16 89

92

95

8ba

98


17 101

104

8ba

107

8ba

110

8ba


18 113

116

119

8va

122


19 125

8va

8ba

128

molto rit.

rit.

molto rit.

rit.

pizz.

8va

=60

=60

8ba

132

poco rit.

=78

poco rit.

=78

legato e dolce

ad lib. 135

poco rit.

poco rit.

attacca


20 BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE’S HAIR =50–58

con sordina

=50–58

8va

ad lib.

4

8va

7

8va

9

8va

loco


21 12

15

molto rit.

17

molto rit.

ad lib.

20

a tempo

a tempo 8va


22 23

8va

25

8va

28

8va

31

poco meno mosso

molto rit.

ten.

=40

morendo

poco meno mosso

molto rit.

=40

morendo


23 POOR MAN LAZRUS =126–130 pizz.

=126–130

5

arco

8va

8

pizz.

arco

8va

11

pizz.

arco

8va 8va

14

8va


24 18

21

25

29

32

pizz.

arco

pizz.


25 35

arco

38 7

41

44 3

47


26 50

54

poco meno mosso

57

poco meno mosso

8ba

61

8ba


27 65

69

8va

loco

a tempo 72

leggiero

a tempo

75


28 78

81

3

84

8va

87

8va

90

8va

3


29 93

8va

95

8va

98

101

104

8ba

8ba


30 107

legato

marcato

110

113

116

118

gliss

.


31 121

124

8ba

Maestoso, ma poco piĂš mosso 127 7

Maestoso, ma poco piĂš mosso 8va

secco

ad lib. 130

8va

ad lib.


32 133

8va

secco

8ba

135 5 3

8va

3

secco

137

8va

8va

140

pizz.

8va

8va

loco

sost.

sim.


33 poch. ten.

a tempo

143

arco

poch. ten. a tempo 8va

8va

loco

sost.

146

pizz.

8va

sim.

calando 148

arco

calando

8va

151

=120

=56–60

=120

=56–60

ad lib.

8va

8ba

8va


34

ritard.

155

subito a tempo

ritard.

subito a tempo

8ba 160

con sord.

165

(echo)

170

sempre 177


35


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SHORT STORIES

DUO

for Clarinet in B-flat, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

for Violin and Viola

DUST AND SHADOWS

FOLKSONGS

for Clarinet in B-flat, Violin, and Piano

for Violin and Piano

DUO

FANTASY

for Trombone and Harp

for Viola and Piano

SPIKE

FANTASY

for Percussion Ensemble

for English Horn and Harpsichord

SEVEN PLACES

SONATA

for Alto Saxophone and Percussion

for Violin solo

FANTASIESTÜCKE

SONATA

for Clarinet in B-flat and Piano

for Clarinet solo

NINE ETUDES

NOCTURNE

for Alto Saxophone and Marimba

for Trombone, Cello, and Piano

FOUR BAGATELLES FOR TEN VIOLAS

SUSURRATIONS for Flute and Piano

BRASS QUARTET 2 Trumpets in C, Trombone, Bass Trombone

QUINTET Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet in Bb/Bass Clarinet, Bass Trombone, Marimba, Bass

THREE PRELUDES Flute/Piccolo/Alto flute, Clarinet in Bb/Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Harp, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

DUO FOR THREE for Solo Dancer, Marimba, Bass

BAGATELLES for Trombone and Piano

ROUNDS Alto Flute, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion, Harp, Celesta, Piano, Cello

SONATA for Alto Saxophone and Piano

ELEGY

SUITE

for Clarinet and Percussion

for Cello Solo

IMPROVISATION

OCTET

for Soprano Saxophone, two Chimes, Piano

Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horn, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass

STRING QUARTET BALLADE for Piano and Electronics

“How do you whistle that way?” for Flute and Celesta

SAXOPHONE QUARTET

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC 1508 Longshore Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1632 Tel/Fax 734/332-9277 http://www.braxtonblake.com e-mail bblake@thedance.net

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