I am arranging Mozart's Piano Sonata for a string trio, because, when I listen to it, I hear 3 voices, with the bass voice in the Alberti bass being the first note and the lower melodic voice as being the other 3 notes of the Alberti bass. I reached a conundrum, it seems to require that the upper note of the violin move while sustaining the lower note in a double stop. Here is what is in that bar, as dictated by the melodic voice:
X: T: Piano Sonata no. 14 in C minor T: K 457 T: Arranged for String Trio C: Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart C: Arranged by Cheyanna Marie Ward M: 4/4 L: 1/4 Q: 1/4=190 K: C minor % % %%score (Vio2 Vio) Via Cel V:Vio2 subname="upper voice" clef=treble V:Vio name="Violin" subname="Violin" clef=treble V:Via name="Viola" clef=alto V:Cel name="Cello" clef=bass % % [V:Vio2] z3 g1/2f1/2 | [V:Vio] e3 d | [V:Via] z1 G A2 | [V:Cel] z1 D,,2 D,, |
Now, I have never heard a violinist sustain one of the notes of a double stop while moving the other note. Usually, they break the double stop there.
I am wondering though, is such a thing possible? Or should I give the D to the viola, where the violist would just have to stop the sustain of the D? Or should I just have the D rearticulated by the violin, even though Mozart wrote it as a single quarter note with 2 eighths above it?