For Solo Violin
by Christopher Fulkerson
This six-minute piece was written in 1976 for my undergraduate Senior Composition Recital. Its three movement are:
I. Allegro capriccioso
The premiere performance was given by Miss Dana Lines, who sabotaged the documentation by throwing the recording tapes away. It's amazing to me that I later married her. This SONATINA is a tidy little piece, making use, in nascent form, of all the things I still compose with: a freely atonal idiom focused on invention and motion that employs both thematic and athematic development and cross-referencing, metrical modulations, and instrumental idiomaticism. There is even some formal manipulation and reference between movements, later a typical element of my work between whole compositions.