Scintillio

 

For solo violin
2014

 

Duration
7 min.

 

Instrumentation
vln

 

Premiered by
Melise Mellinger (ensemble recherche)
Feb 28 2017
Morat-Institut, Freiburg, Germany

The piece begins with a soft whisper-like but active flautando texture as if slowly starting an engine. Gradually the music gets more active and concrete with fast ordinario playing technique. The music is sparkling with vivid character and virtuosic texture highlighting the brilliance of the player.

The soloist plays incessantly like trying to light a match on fire, alluding to the title of the piece, Scintillio (Sparkling). Eventually all of the energy is used and the active continuous texture is reduced to only few sparkles represented by bouncing jetés, col legno battuto gestures and flautando whispers in the end of the piece. A choral texture that has been accruing now and then in the piece ends the battle.

Past Performances

Feb 28 2017
Melise Mellinger (ensemble recherche)
Morat-Institut, Freiburg, Germany

Sheet Music

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