This partita was composed to commemorate the tragic terrorist events of September 11, 2001. The work is very philosophical in nature and expresses my emotional response to these events. The partita has five movements. The first movement (Prologue) muses over the possible causes that led to the attacks. The second movement (Dance Macabre) describes the terror acts. The third movement (Elegy) is a slow lament in memoriam of victims who died in the attacks. The fast, fourth movement depicts the retaliatory war on terror. The fifth movement (Epilogue) philosophizes on what can we do to prevent terror acts in the future. The work features my musical cryptogram, a short motif that recurs in variations throughout the movements: Eb , C, A, Eb (eS, uT, A, eS).
1) Unless a repeating pattern is involved, accidentals apply only to the note they precede.
2) The movements may be performed independently.
Explanation of Symbols
1) Diamond-shaped notes indicate multiphonics: play the lower notes and sing the upper.
2) All glissandos in the work should be executed by depressing valves into half position.
3) Square notes indicate humming: hum through the instrument without fingering the pitches.
4) Feathered beaming indicates rhythmic accelerando.