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Noir Vignettes

By Stacy Garrop

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Double Bass, Piano
Composed by Stacy Garrop. With Standard notation. 40 pages. Duration 13 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41811. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114418110).

Item Number: PR.114418110

ISBN 1491111992.

The film noir genre of 1940s cinema typically includes a strong but flawed male lead (often a detective), a beautiful woman who coerces the male into committing murder or is a killer herself (a "femme fatale"), and a twisting plot line that involves one or more homicides. These movies typically are shot in black and white, with emphasis on shadows and light, alcohol and cigarettes, trench coats and fedoras. Most of the story lines do not have happy endings. Inspired by this genre, Noir Vignettes consists of four movements, each depicting an aspect of film noir: Murder at Midnight, Loaded Gun, Femme Fatale, and Last Cigarette. String bass parts are provided both for standard orchestral tuning and for solo tuning.

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