Fantasy (1992)
for Solo Violin
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FANTASY for solo violin was the second work I wrote after returning to college in 1991 to study with Chinary Ung.  The ten minute work resembles a large solo sonata movement.  It does not use any extended techniques, or even pizzicato or other normal effects, but emphasizes lyrical playing with long soaring lines.  

I had trouble starting this work, and consequently changed the intent and focus of the work two or three times.  It gradually became a softer and more introspective work.  One of my friends likes to play this work on the electric violin with lots of reverb.  I think it would be a good work to play in a large church, not only because of the soaring character, but also because of the predominance of large leaps which, with reverb, take on a harmonic character.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Stallcop      13842 South 36th Place    Phoenix, AZ   85044   602-621-0630