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Until Only the Mountain Remains

(2014)

by Nicolas Scherzinger

Duration: 15 minutes

For Flute/Piccolo, Oboe/English Horn, Double Bass and Vibraphone

Premiered at the Kinhaven Music School, Weston, VT, by the Kinhaven Faculty Ensemble
(Peter Schultz, flute/piccolo, Mary Watt, oboe/English horn,
Troy Rinker, bass & Conrad Alexander, vibraphone)


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Until Only the Mountain Remains

Two as One as Two to One


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Above live performance (world premiere) by Peter Schultz, flute/piccolo, Mary Watt, oboe/English horn,
Troy Rinker, bass & Conrad Alexander, vibraphone
(Kinhaven Faculty Ensemble, at the Kinhaven Music School, Weston, VT, June 28, 2014)

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MUSIC (SCORE) - download a PDF copy

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

Click the links below to download each part (4 parts in total):

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

Click here (Oboe/English Horn Part) to download a copy of the Oboe/English HornPart in PDF format.

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

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

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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MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - order a hardcopy

To order a hard copy of the music, please contact Nicolas Scherzinger directly (email below). A paypal option to order hard copies of music will be available soon (2012).

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

Until Only the Mountain Remains was composed in the spring of 2014 for flute doubling piccolo, oboe doubling English horn, double bass and vibraphone, and is based on a poem by Chinese poet Li Bai (Li Po), c. 701-762. There are many different interpretations and translations of this poem, but version I like the best is:

The birds have vanished from the sky.
Now the last clouds drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.

The music is in four sections or movements, performed without break, with each section based on one line of text. Rather than being a literal translation or depiction of the text or using such techniques as word painting, the music is a personal, musical response to the poem. Each section of music endeavors to capture the spirit and mood of each line of text.

Until Only the Mountain Remains was composed for and premiered by Peter Schultz, Mary Watt, Troy Rinker & Conrad Alexander, and is dedicated to them with thanks and admiration. The piece was premiered at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont, in June 2014.

Nicolas Scherzinger - Weston, VT June 2014