Bartel Groening, Hannah. Five Days 'Til Harvest for string trio
Written by one of Violin Music by Women's favorite composers (see the "Kansas Memories Suite" in vol. 1), this short trio was "meant to be part of a set of pieces all showcasing the percussive techniques that can be performed on stringed instruments. I really enjoyed the sounds made by slapping/tapping/drumming on the body of the instrument and that can be heard largely in the piece." Along with the tapping, a driving perpetual motion is featured throughout, capturing the nervous energy of harvest season. There are some tricky cross-rhythms and syncopation. Violin part is briefly in 4th-6th position during a slower theme. Score and parts sold together.
This trio is the first piece in the "Developing Contemporary Techniques Series" from Sleepy Puppy Press. The series seeks out living composers to write chamber works that provide a gentle introduction for intermediate players to the styles, harmonic language, and techniques needed for 20th and 21st century music. Inspired by the Kronos Quartet's "50 for the Future" project, these pieces help intermediate players understand and enjoy the classical music of their own time.