Dosia McKay

Grit and Glitz

for String Trio

Brooklyn - a dream destination of many artists with its chic neighborhoods, and glitzy walk-ups. But then you get off the wrong subway station after dark and you can't believe the grit and despair. Brooklyn has it all - love it or hate it, take it or leave it, but one thing is certain, Brooklyn has many faces and is bound to surprise you. "Grit and Glitz" is a high energy, show-off piece, venturing out into the territory of catchy pop and rock melodic gestures, stretching their boundaries until it breaks into a cadenza-like section exploring jazz harmonies. The piece marks my first Brooklyn premiere.

Composed: 2011
Total duration: 8'30"

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Published by Gavia Music (ASCAP)
Laser printed, professionally bound
8.5 X 11 score and parts


PDF file
8.5 X 11 score and parts


This piece is available on the following album:

Past performances:

  • Patti Kilroy, violin, Nick Revel, viola, and Rose Bellini, cello in Exapno, Brooklyn, NY, September 25, 2011 (premiere)

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