An Adagio Suite: For Mix and Match Small Ensemble (String Quartet, Solo, Duet, Trio, Up to a 10 Member Group) (Paperback)

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New and original music by 21st century, American Costa Rican composer James Nathaniel Holland. This extremely versatile publication of a score and set of parts is a great addition to any musician's music library: either school, church, or community orchestra. Excellent for young musicians or intermediate-level volunteers, for the beginning conductor, but full of meaning for the professional players as well. YouTube video presentation of An Adagio Suite(with chamber orchestra for first movement, small ensemble for second and third): https: // These three beautiful Adagios are adapted from JN Holland's ballet, "The Wind in the Willows" Perform together for concert or as stand alone pieces. They are perfect for weddings, funerals, graduations, or any solemn occasions. Texts are non-religious, but express universal sentiments of one's helping others, healing, and impermanence. Mix and match ensemble combinations such as: (String Quartet)Treble instrument in C 1 (Solo, duet, trio, quartet)Treble instrument in C 2 (Duet, trio, quartet)Viola (Trio, quartet)Bass instrument in C (Quartet)Harp (or Piano or Organ) (Optional on all 3, Use with below solos, duet, or trios)Optional Additional Parts: Treble instrument in C (violin, flute, oboe, etc.)Treble instrument in CTreble instrument in Bb (Clarinet, trumpet, tenor sax)Bass instrument in C (Cello, bassoon, trombone)Horn in F (French horn, English horn)Viola Substitute for Horn (in C) Adagio No. 1 "My Salvation" (or if "If I've done one bit of good, that is my salvation") Adagio No. 2 "The Healing Power" (aka "Forget") Text by Kenneth Grahame Adagio No. 3 "All Are Passersby" Mix, omit and match combinations of available instruments of your group. Such as: Strings, woodwind quintet, harp (or piano), soloists and/or chorus. (omissions and combinations thereof, except the essential string section) (Complete duration: 20 minutes)

About the Author

James Nathaniel Holland is an American-Costa Rican classical music composer of operas, symphonies, ballets, songs, and other musical concertworks that incorporate a unique, eclectic, blend of romantic, classical, world and jazz styles. Born and raised in Indiana, he studied music at DePauw University, Vienna Austria, Interlochen National Music Camp and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). At these schools many of his early pieces were premiered and performed, with one work being selected for main-stage production in the season. Moving to Los Angeles and then settling in New York, he performed professionally sometimes as a singer, sometimes as a pianist, sometimes as choral conductor. He composed incidental music for the stage. In 2002 he founded a composers collective where they showcased their work. He was one of the first composers to participate in the American Music Center's initial on-line library. The New Jersey Concert Opera and the Gay Men's Chorus of New Jersey also featured his comic operas and art songs. From 2005 he moved to Costa Rica where he organized concerts with visiting guest artists to present his chamber music to the public. Presently he lives in a castle in the central mountains of Costa Rica. Website: http: // YouTube Channel: https: //
Product Details
ISBN: 9781546789413
ISBN-10: 1546789413
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 19th, 2017
Pages: 100
Language: English