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A Pioneer's Tale By: Alan Lee Silva
A Pioneers Tale by Alan Lee Silva


 
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The Americana flavor of A Pioneer's Tale captures the spirit of past adventures in U.S. history as explorers pushed out West to discover new frontiers. The piece follows an AABAC form. In the "A" section at m.1, the folksong-type melody depicts a lone pioneer as he sets out on his journey that is underscored by the violins alone. Quickly joined by other adventurers, Violin 2 and Viola create a harmonic outline with open-string double-stops at m.6. Building slowly to the 2nd "A" section at m.10, the low strings enter with a solid root foundation as the full group grandly states the main theme. The Cello and Bass carry the melody at m.26 as the high strings accompany above with pizzicato fifths. As the piece swells at m.33 into the bridge at m.34, the "C" section begins on the IV chord. The ensemble soars with energy as Violin I carries the tune over punctuated figures in the rest of the ensemble, depicting the new excitement in the West. A question and answer section begins at m.42, starting with Violin I.

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