Martyrs Tune

for Viola and Piano (1996)

Score and Parts

by Todd Tarantino


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Perusal Score



3 min


5 December 1996
Deane Carriage Barn
Bennington, Vermont
Masako Yanagita, viola; Daniel Epstein, piano


viola, piano

Program Notes

‘Martyrs Tune’ sets a version of Psalm 39 of the Bay Psalm Book, a Psalter popular in 17th century New England uses its melody as cantus firmus, accompaniment, and melody in a complex canonic process.

‘Martyrs Tune’ is a part of the ongoing collection ‘Cancionero Anonimo’, a loose grouping of fragments, sketches, studies, and completed works that together document a life