by Nicolas Scherzinger
Duration: 8 minutes
for viola and elctronics (CD playback)
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Calico Dances, for viola and electronic sounds
Alternatively, to download as an mp3, right-click on the file below
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Above live performance is by John Graham, viola.
MUSIC (SCORE/PART) - download a PDF copy
Click here (music score, 11x14) to download a copy of the viola part, larger font, 6 pages, 11x14 size paper (print on 11x17, then cut off bottom 3 inches).
Click here (music score, 11x14) to download a copy of the viola part, small font, 4 pages, 11x14 size paper (print on 11x17, then cut off bottom 3 inches).
Click here (music score, 8.5x11) to download a copy of the viola part, LETTER size paper (8.5x11), same as 11x14 size, 6 page document above, reduced to fit on LETTER size paper. It is possible to print this on 8.5x11 size paper then enlarge as needed.
Click here (Title page, notes and instructions) to download a copy of the title page, performance notes, program notes and other instructions, including how to rehearse with the rehearsal CD (see below for audio files)
Scroll further down this page to order or download audio files necessary to perform and learn this piece.
MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - order a hardcopy
To order a hard copy of the music, please contact Nicolas Scherzinger directly (email below).
Send an email to Nicolas Scherzinger directly, with
the title of the piece you would like to order.
NOTE: whether you download a copy of the score,
or order a hardcopy, if you decide to perform the piece in public, please
let me know about it via email, or even send me a program.
Calico Dances is a “dance” for solo viola and electronic sounds (CD playback). Rather than being a suite of separate dance movements, this piece is presented as a continuous work in which the viola “dances” in juxtaposition to the electronic sounds. There are two basic musical ideas that get thrown back and forth throughout the piece, but rather than being a linear development of the ideas, the piece is much more of a musical patchwork. Calico Dances is also a very physical piece for the viola, with a great deal of bow motion throughout the work, and as a result, the violist is presented as both musician and dancer.
Premiered in Rochester, New York, February, 2002.
CD PLAYBACK FOR PERFORMANCE and PRACTICE (AUDIO FILES)
Below are copies of the audio files needed to perform and practice Calico Dances. It is also possible to order a performance CD as well as a rehearsal CD (for a cost of $25 for both). If you would like a copy of both disks, please contact Nicolas Scherzinger directly at:
Right-click below to download the audio file that shoud be used in performance. This is the electronic music part only. You can burn this file onto an AUDIO CD or play directly from a computer for live performance (warning, this is a high quality audio recording in AIFF foramt, 16 bit, 44.1 kHz format, a large file of about 88 MB, so it will take about 10-15 minutes to download, depending on internet connection):
Rehearsal Audio Tracks (MP3 format)
Below are a number of rehearsal audio tracks that can be used while learning and practicing the piece. These files are compressed, MP3 format. These tracks can also be ordered as a single CD (AIFF format). Please contact Nicolas Scherzinger directly, email - Nicolas@ScherziMusic.com