Glenn Stallcop Composer, Performer
Introduction and Movement (1972)
for Solo piano
Introduction and Movement is available here from American Composers Alliance.
The “Movement” part of this piece is the last work I wrote as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. After graduating, I was hoping to use it as the second movement of a piano concerto, the first and last movements being the outer movements of my Piano Sonata. The “Introduction” was written at that point as a cadenza. The concerto opportunity did not materialize, however, and the music did not seem to mesh well with the other two movements of the sonata. So I wrote another second movement to the Sonata, and this became a separate work.
I did a lot of experimenting in college, and this movement is a softening. It is almost pointillist at times, but is quite dramatic, which was in character.