Leviathan has a Cadenza

Hooray! I just finished writing my cadenza for Leviathan‘s 3rd movement! Funny story about that…

When I first wrote this work for my Master’s degree thesis back in 2008, I had been working so much on the first two movements that my deadline was getting down to the wire and I wasn’t sure if I’d even get to have a third movement at all. But I was determined, and in a fit of desperate inspiration I created movement three in only two weeks! I just love it! The convenient catch was, I wanted to have a cadenza in there, and that meant I could get away with not having to actually write 3 minutes of music, hee hee….! So, my poor concerto sat there for almost a decade without a cadenza…

Well, no longer! I will be releasing soon a special edition of the solo part with my suggested bowings, fingerings, and the new cadenza! Let it be known, however, that I still encourage soloists who are daring enough to tackle this work in the future to create their own cadenza! 🙂

Come to the WORLD PREMIERE and see/hear the spectacle for yourself!

In the meantime, here are some fun photos….

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I just discovered that my Baroque bow is actually the perfect bow for this instrument! Who knew?
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Here’s a shot of the most challenging spot for the soloist, in the 2nd movement… Total insanity!

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