I Tried So Hard For You (Dance Suite) [for Piano and Violin] [Sheet Music]


Physical copy of the sheet music mailed to you. 

Composer: Marcus Norris

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: Piano & Violin

Duration: 10 minutes


Physical copy of the sheet music mailed to you

About the Work:

This piece comes from a conversation about the cyclical nature of unhealthy relationships in life, specifically in Black American families. Many of us were born into one-parent homes that were struggling financially and otherwise. When we grew up, we learned that most of our parents were also born into problematic situations. We imagine, if we could know our lineage, we could trace these cycles back to American slavery.

The music is not a reflection of those cycles, but instead draws inspiration from how these “inheritances” have effects on our relationships. Life is hard and we don’t choose the “hands we’re dealt”. Sometimes people just become who they need to become to survive. We’re all doing the best we can.

I tried so hard for you.

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Score & Violin Part