Violin Sheet Music


          

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VIOLIN SHEET MUSIC

    Welcome to Dantalian's Violin Sheet Music Page, containing information about our publications of Donald Martino's compositions for your instrument.  Donald Martino was raised in the Italian tradition of clarinet virtuosity so it is no wonder that he has contributed significantly to the solo literature of many instruments.  Here you will find his brilliant FANTASY VARIATIONS  for Violin Solo, championed in the years following its birth by the extraordinary Paul Zukofsky who first recorded it for CRI, and in recent times by the equally extraordinary Rolf Schulte: "governs fantasy with impeccable logic...evocative references to tonality...a big Romantic piece" -The Boston Globe; and, "an impressive contribution to the violin solo repertory" - Notes.  There is now a totally different  brand of violin solo music, no less virtuosic, but tempered equally by pensive, lyric, deeply soulful episodes which seem somehow to dominate one's perception of the work.   The ROMANZA (2002) is a more lyrical work than the FANTASY VARIATIONS.  It might make a good Christmas present to yourself!  There also is the early SONATA (No 1) with  piano, written in Martino's Senior year in college.  So strongly is it influenced by Bartok that Martino jokingly refers to it as "Bartok's third sonata."  Hear Schulte play it on Centaur records.
    And there is much chamber music, including:

STRING QUARTET IV: "the emotional content is high...a quintexciting piece...dazzling" - The Los Angeles Times; "an intricately plotted, ferociously intense instrumental drama.  The gestures are broad, uninhibited, full of expressive variety" - New York Magazine

TRIO for Clarinet, Violin and Piano: "its beauty of line and sonority is extraordinary.  A work of great sensitivity and delicacy" -The Nation; "elegantly worked out and purified into a kind of crystalline beauty.  The piece is remarkable for its way of linking up the instruments through careful control of color.  Almost too beautiful" - New York Herald Tribune

The Pulitzer Prize-winning NOTTURNO: "endlessly fascinating...beautiful beyond belief, and not like anything else. " - The Boston Globe

The new octet SERENATA CONCERTANTE.   For information about the concerto  -- "there are things in the concerto that are so beautiful they take your breath away" - Boston Globe -- please see the Orchestra Page.

 

All Sheet Music Editions of Donald Martino's Violin Music
  Previously Published by The E.C. Schirmer Music Co./Ione Press
Are Now Published by Dantalian, Inc.

FANTASY VARIATIONSC

(1962) Violin Solo (13 minutes)

DSE522

 

$12.00

NOTTURNOCC

(1973, Naumburg commission, 1974 Pulitzer Prize) Flutes (Picc, Fl, Alto), Clarinets (Bb and fully extended Bass), Vln alt Vla, Vc, 1 or 2 Perc, Pf (16 minutes)

DSE523

DSE523a

 

Conductor's Score

Study Score

Cued Parts

$65.00

$15.00

For Rent

PIANO QUARTET

(1951) Vln, Vla, Vc, Pf (9 minutes)

DSE510M*

DSE510Ma-d*

Study Score

Parts, set

$9.00

$30.00

QUARTET

(1957) Cl, Vln, Vla, Vc (23 minutes)

DSE525

DSE525a-d

Study Score

Score-Parts, set

$25.00

$50.00

ROMANZA

(2000) Violin solo (14 Minutes)

DSE530

 

 

$10.00

 

SERENATA CONCERTANTEP

(1999, Koussevitzky Foundation Commission for Anthony Korf and the Parnassus Ensemble) Octet for Flutes, Clarinets, Flugel Horn and Cornet, French Horn, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Violoncello (26 minutes)

DSE517*

DSE517a

 

Conductor's Score

Study Score

Cued Parts

$60.00

$20.00

For Rent

SETTE CANONI ENIGMATICI

(1955) Puzzle Canons with various solutions. DSE526b and c may be combined to make mixed quartet ensembles (12 minutes)

 

DSE526a

DSE526b

DSE526c

Score-Parts for:

- String Quartet, ea.  copy

- 2 Vlas & 2 Vc, ea copy

- Cls (2 Bb, Alt, Bs), ea cpy

 

$10.00

$10.00

$10.00

SONATA No 1C

(1952) Violin and Piano (17 minutes)

DSE512M*

 

$30.00

STRING QUARTET No 2

(1952, Winner, 1952 BMI SCRA Award, 17 min.)

DSE511M*

DSE511Ma-d*

Study Score

Parts, set

$15.00

$20.00

STRING QUARTET No 3

(1953, Finalist 1953 Queen of Belgium String Quartet Competition, 22 minutes)

DSE513M*

DSE513Ma-d*

Study Score

Cued Parts,  set

$20.00

$35.00

STRING QUARTET No 4C

(1983, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge commission for the Juilliard String Quartet, First Prize, 1985 Friedheim Award, 30 minutes)

DSE505

DSE505a-d*

Study Score

Cued Parts and Scores, set

$20.00

$80.00

STRING QUARTET No 5P

(2004, 18 min)

DSE535

DSE535a-d

Score

Parts, Set

$15.00

$50.00

STRING TRIO

(1954) Vln, Vla, Vc (20 minutes)

DSE515M*

DSE515Ma-c*

Study Score

Cued Parts, set

$20.00

$40.00

TRIOCC

(1959) Vl, Cl, Pf (13 minutes)

DSE528

Score-Parts, ea. copy

$15.00


For theVIOLIN CONCERTO, see the Orchestra Page.

* = Not printed in quantity; allow one month for delivery. = Prepublication item, inquire as to availability; C = Commercial Recording (Number of C's indicates number of recordings).  P = Perusal Tape. M = Manuscript. = Repertory Selection "Director's Guide to Festival and Contest Music" (The Instumentalist). DSE = Dantalian; McG&M = McGinnis & Marx.


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