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Fractured Mirrors

(2005)

by Nicolas Scherzinger

Duration: 10 minutes

for chamber ensemble (flute, clarinet. violin, cello and piano)

Recently performed by:
Society for New Music (Syracuse, NY)
American Modern Ensemble (NYC)
USC Contemporary Music Ensemble (Los Angles, CA)
ASPEN Contemporary Chamber Players (Aspen, CO)
Accroche Note (Strasbourg, FR.)
Kinhaven Music School Faculty Ensemble (Weston, VT )


AUDIO FILES

Click below to listen to Audio Files:

Fractured Mirrors, for chamber ensemble

Fractured Mirrors, for chamber ensemble

Alternatively, to download as an mp3, right-click on the file below to save to your computer:
Fracured Mirrors(mp3 audio file download) - complete clip

Above live performance is by the Society for New Music.

* The audio file on this page is almost complete. For a complete performance of the piece, please check out the Society for New Music recording, made available here (click here for CD recording)

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MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - download a PDF copy

Click here (Full Score) to download a copy of the published score.

CLick the links below to download each part (6 parts in total):

Click here (Flute Part) to download a copy of the Flute Part in PDF format.

Click here (Clarinet Part) to download a copy of the Clarinet Part in PDF format.

Click here (Violin Part) to download a copy of the Violin Part in PDF format.

Click here (Cello Part) to download a copy of the Cello Part in PDF format.

Click here (Piano Part) to download a copy of the Piano Part in PDF format (this is a piano part only, with a few cues).

Click here (Piano Score) to download a copy of the Piano Score in PDF format. This is a copy of the full score, with the piano part much larger than the other instrumental parts. Pianist might want to use this copy instead to the piano part (above) especailly if performing without a conductor.

All PDF copies are made available for free, through the support of volunteer donations. The composer is very grateful for the goodwill and generosity that is expressed by any donation.

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Suggested donation $45-50


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.
email - Nicolas@ScherziMusic.com

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.
Thank you, Nicolas

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PROGRAM NOTE

Fractured Mirrors, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, was composed in the winter of 2004-2005. My initial goal was to compose an energetic and rhythmic piece that would be fun to play and that would feature the piano, but as I continued to work on the piece, the piano and other instruments became much more integrated. Thus, this piece is very much an ensemble piece, and each instrument is as important as the other. As is the case in most of my works, timbre and color play an important role in the development of the musical materials throughout the piece. The five instruments continually pass motives around in a kaleidoscopic manner. As the title suggests, another important element in the piece is the idea of a broken or fractured mirror. As I worked on the musical material, I imagined what it would be like to write some music and then reflect a page of that music onto a broken mirror. Music that had initially appeared continuous would now rematerialize in splintered fragments.

Fractured Mirrors was commissioned and premiered by the Society for New Music in 2005. The piece is dedicated to Steve Heyman, piano, and the Society for New Music with much admiration and gratitude.

Premiered in Syracuse, New York, March, 2005.
Society for New Music

Additional performances by:

USC Contemporary Music Ensemble (Los Angles, CA)
ASPEN Contemporary Chamber Players (Aspen, CO)
Accroche Note (Strasbourg, FR.)
Kinhaven Music School Faculty Ensemble (Weston, VT )

 


Nicolas Scherzinger, Syracuse, NY, 2005