Tears – Chamber [Vla-Vc-Bsn-Pno]
David Maslanka


Montana Music No. 5

for Viola, Violoncello, Bassoon, and Piano
12 min.   •   
   •   Grade 6

The viola-cello-bassoon-piano ensemble is unusual, with concentrated emphasis on low and dark tones. Tears is about inner transformation, about groping through darkness to the voice of praise and the heart of love. The groping is expressed by a kind of unrelenting and rising musical pressure which finally bursts at an extended high point, subsiding to a whisper at the close.

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