Microminiature no 1, op 68

Bailey, Judith

Duration

3m 00s

Publisher

Modus Music

Composed

1999

Instrumentation

Chamber

Scoring

vn, vc, pf

Availability

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About the work

The first of the three movements is based around a mordant figure and short four-note melodic phrase. The second has a ‘pedal-note’ throughout, starting and finishing in A major. The third features repeated quaver figures in a dance-like 6/8 time.

Technical notes

Some tied notes in strings linking the two movements, marked ‘attacca’. Each of the three movement lasts one minute, and the dynamic markings give a contrast between them, with clearly marked phrasing to emphasise the short melodic lines.