Sonaquifer Suite - CD and Scores

Sonaquifer is a word made by combining sonus (Latin for sound) with aqui-fer (Latin for water-carrying) to represent a reservoir of sonic ideas. This Son-aquifer holds ideas from all times and places; they exist in a kind of musical Collective Unconscious or "memory bank." Some musical ideas explored in this collection are: dance rhythms and forms; making use of open strings as pedal tones; stretching the limits of polyphony on a single stringed instrument; and chord progressions which are both logical and freely flowing from one tonal center to another.

 

Sonaquifer: Music for Solo Viola CD

Released in January 2018, this is a collection of original music by Gloria Justen for unaccompanied viola. Gloria performs Sonaquifer Suite on five-stringed viola and Reflections on the Waves of a Brook on Baritone Viola (a viola tuned one fourth below regular viola.) 

The pieces on this album are grounded in accessible tonal language, yet they also explore many harmonies and tone colors. The music is inspired by J. S. Bach and Z. Kodaly's music for solo cello. 

 

Sonaquifer Suite for Solo Viola - Score

Sonaquifer Suite for Solo Viola (tuned A-D-F#-B) is available as a beautiful printed booklet or as a downloadable PDF for reading on electronic devices.

 

Sonaquifer Suite for Solo Cello - Score

Sonaquifer Suite for Solo Cello (tuned A-D-F#-B) is available as a beautiful printed booklet or as a downloadable PDF for reading on electronic devices.