Molto largo sinistro
Allegretto scherzando (subito attacca)
Approximate duration: 6’45”
Duet for violin and viola.
This work is dedicated to those who have lost their lives due to acts of terrorism and hate.
Chase wrote his Sequenza di Sofferenza towards the end of the summer of 2016, a year characterized by repeated mass executions at the hands of the Islamic State and an alarming rate of mass shootings in the United States, where 2016 would result in new records for civilian deaths in the United States due to mass shootings. The composer used this piece to work through his feelings about the degraded state of the world – his grief and his anger. Instead of letting his feelings lie dormant, he thought that it would be best to channel his feelings into a statement of art, making those feelings beneficial to the rest of society.