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  1. How Beautiful

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Viola
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano How Beautiful was written at the request of Matt and Kristy Brown in memory of their son, Eli Reuben Brown, with us briefly on May 19, 2008. “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings of peace; who publishes good tidings of good, and who declares salvation; who says to Zion, Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7) It was privilege for me to write this piece for the Browns, who shared with me some of their most intimate thoughts and feelings in the process. They have been the embodiment of Faith, Hope and Love and are a living example that “the greatest of these” is always Love. Learn More

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  2. Sinfonietta

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Quintet Instruments: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
    Genre: Contemporary
    SINFONIETTA for string quintet (2-1-1-1) or string orchestra was commissioned by the Imperial Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the American Music Center, the official United States information center for music. The music commences with a beautiful, mystical introduction that is somewhat transparent in nature. Haunting melodies for the solo viola and violin are superimposed over the sustained sonorities of the ensemble creating a deeply reflective mood. The music gradually becomes agitated and builds in intensity as the introduction gives way to a sequence of passages of varying length and character: A fanfare-like transition followed by an energetic segment characterized by driving rhythms and changing meters leads to a section featuring buoyant melodies where, through the fast-moving surface elegance, runs an undercurrent of tension. The composition concludes in a spirit of triumphant proclamation. Learn More

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  3. Sonata Da Chiesa No. 1

    Composer: Nelhybel, Vaclav
    Instrumentation: Solo and Organ Instruments: Cello, Flute, Oboe, Organ, Viola, Violin
    Genre: Contemporary
    Violin, Flute, Oboe, Viola or Cello solo with Organ Learn More

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  4. Still Waters Running Deep

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Cello, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
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  5. Three Character Sketches

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Viola
    Genre: Contemporary
    THREE CHARACTER SKETCHES FOR SOLO VIOLA showcases the agility and beautiful, sonorous tone of the unaccompanied viola. Ranging from lyric tenderness to powerful and sometimes fiery displays, the 3 movements, Internal Dialogue, Moving Outward, and Extroversion, explore a wide range of sonic atmospheres and moods. The sophisticated musical language, coupled with the soaring melodies and intriguing rhythms, make this an audience-friendly concert work as well as an impressive contest piece. Three Character Sketches for Solo Viola is dedicated to violist, Emanuel Olivieri. Learn More

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  6. Time Capsule

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Violin
    Genre: Contemporary
    The first movement, Daybreak, has a frolicking, optimistic character. Chorale breaks with the traditional structure of the chorale in that each phrase gets a measure longer. The harmonies of the second movement contain some spicy dissonances as well. Rendezvous, is in a lilting 6/8 and really "works up a lather" as it progresses to an exciting climax. Homeward Bound, begins with a fanfare-like passage that gives way to a spirited dance characterized by an intriguing interplay between the instruments. Learn More

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  7. Triptych for Violin and Piano

    Composer: Sterrett, David
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Violin
    Genre: Contemporary
    "Triptych for Violin and Piano" by David M. Sterrett. A “triptych” is a musical collage of three contrasting movements unified by a common musical element – in the case of this piece, each movement is in A-B-C-B-A form. While the movements are unified in matching formal scheme, each exudes a different style and character. The first, Scherzo, jokes and jabs with jagged lines and snapping gestures that are sometimes humorous and sometimes aggressive. The second movement, Rhapsody, is the emotional centerpiece of the work and contrasts the snarky character of the Scherzo with gentle, lush, lyrical lines which convey a sense of loss and longing, and ultimately the restorative power of hope. The final movement, Tarantella, follows with its own unique style, a flashy, quick and energetic dance, slightly dark and grim in character, though at times also joyous and playful. Piano score and solo part is included. (11’40”) Grade V. Learn More

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