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...glass darkly‌ for alto flute, piano, and electronics

Mark Chambers, 2006


Performance Notes Alto Flute:

B.T.

=

Breath Tone: notated

blow across the blow-hole while fingering the given pitch without producing a discernable tone.

ord.

=

ordinario: resume normal playing.

slap tongue

=

notated with the notehead as an accent:

tongue ram

=

notated:

¼ tones

=

Notation convention is:

It is produced by puffing short tones with the tongue, without any air pressure from the lungs. Similar to a string pizz.

Created by closing the mouthpiece with the whole mouth, and then making a big and very rapid movement with the tongue, against the teeth. The easiest way is to say "HOT!" or "HT!". The tone produced will sound a major seventh below the fingered one.

= ¼ tone sharp;

= ¾ sharp (sharp and a ½)

= ¾ flat (flat and a ½) Fingerings for all ¼ tones are given in the score and the alto flute part. Numbers that appear in parenthesis, e.g. (5), indicate that the particular trill key is to be only partially opened. An upward or downward arrow indicates that the angle of the instrument will need to be adjusted in order to reach the desired pitch. wide vib.

=

Notated pitch is played with an undulation a ¼ tone above and below the given pitch. Starts slow then speed increases.


glissando

=

amplification =

Most glissandi should work but in some instances a “true” glissando may not be feasible. For example the glissando between ms 12 and 13 in Mvt. I may need to be “faked” by the player. detailed instructions on set-up for performance with electronics are available from the composer.

Piano:

amplification =

detailed instructions on set-up for performance with electronics are available from the composer.

Computer:

A Macintosh G4 or faster running Cycling 74’s Max/MSP or Max/MSP Runtime is required. Max/MSP Runtime is included with the enclosed CD. Copy the contents of the CD to the desktop of the computer. Double-click the icon labeled glass darkly – INTERFACE to launch the program. Click the green button labeled Audio On to start the DSP. (Make sure your audio system’s volume is set at a low level when running for the first time until levels can be set.) Press the space bar to advance to Event 1 and each subsequent event. The timing for each event is noted in the score. Most events do occur on the downbeat of the given measure but some start on other beats. All must occur on the time-point noted in the score. For most of the work rhythms within the electronics are not noted in the score. However in Mvt.’s II and III some referential accents are given. These notations are to facilitate the synchronizing of the players with the electronics. Transitions marked as seamless must be timed so that the audio file being played does not end before the next event is triggered. For rehearsal purposes separate events may also be selected via the Event Presets. To reset the program press the number key 0 on the computer keyboard or press the reset button on the interface with the mouse. Once the interface is advanced past Event 31 it will automatically reset. Additional details are available from the composer.


...glass darkly... I Mark Chambers (b. 1969) q = 60

   



B.T.

Alto Flute

Piano

Computer

 

 

ord.

B.T.

 

Comp.

 6

6

ord.

B.T.

 3

p

     ppp



 



p

n

3



pp

1

ppp

   6

ord.

p3

6

B.T.

p

        

Pno.

ppp

   

5

A. Fl.

n

pp

n

B.T.

 p

 7

mp

3

     (T)

mf

      

    3

7

 6   

      

  

   (5)  6       

  

    



 3



  

2







   5

  3





3

 

 Copyright © 2006 Grady Dodd Music, ASCAP

 

 




2

  start undulation slowly    then increase speed   (5) 9 q = 76                                                3 3 3

A     

10 q = 66

A. Fl.

fp

3

mf

3

Comp.

 

  

B q = 60    

 

 



 

4

         ppp

 

   7

5 3







ppp

f

p

    

  

 

 

B.T.

ppp

    

20" Soundfile

20" Soundfile

6

5



7



  7  

poco a poco cresc.

 

 

6

6

  

  

   p

   

5

   

  



 

 

ord. 6

   



6

   

(T)





6

poco a poco dim.

mf

 

5

fp

      

20" Soundfile

7+9

(ord.)

 

  

 

q = 44 (T)

 

 

 rall.          ff

 

ppp

 

Comp.



f

6

B.T.

 

Pno.

3

poco a poco cresc.

 

15

A. Fl.

mf

Pno.

5

p

f

q = 60 

    

Wait until soundfile stops to cut off note, then wait for delay to end; then proceed



  

pp

 

 

 

 


17

A. Fl.

Pno.

 

 pp

 

  

3

ppp

5

  

 

 

    

5

  

6

  



7

6





   5  7  



     

6

mf



7

f

 

mf

 

p



 





 

ffp

ff

9

  



 

 

 

3







6

 



 

        

 

 

fff

7

 

      

  7

 



    

ffff

  

ffff



          6

ffp

 5

ff

ff

     

6

     

5

 

    





   

  



  

3

 

     



  





3

 

C 3        

 

 

8

 

Comp.

   7

    9  

 

 

Pno.



21

A. Fl.

 

 

Comp.

5

    

mf

       6

 


4

 

23

Pno.

Comp.

Comp.

    

pp

3

ppp



 

   

 

 

 





 

  

            mf

mp

 

3





3





   

 

 

  3

  

    

3



 



     

 3

 

  

p

 

 

          

 

 

 

6

     f

p

11



7



  3

         pp f  

 

3

pp

 

  

   

 

mf

3

 

f

  



     

    

     

3

  

        

10

Pno.

     ff       

27

A. Fl.



A. Fl.

D



 

7

pp

  p

 

  

             

poco a poco dim.

  

 

mf

3

  

 

   


    

A. Fl.

   

 

Pno.

Comp.

5



30



9



      

    12

6

 

  







ppp

    





 

 

 

Wait for sound to dissipate before proceeding

ppp



      

Wait for sound to dissipate before proceeding


Alto Flute

II

 

q = 50

q = 50

 

Piano

A. Fl.

 

mf

Comp.

3

  

14

 3        

                 6

ppp



7

mf



   ppp

           6

5

 

pp

mf





  

 

3

  3

fff

  

Do not allow sound file to end; Transition to Event 14 should be seamless.

13

Pno.

  

4

                  fff

 

Computer

 







mf

ff

        

6

       

 

   

  



6

  p

fff

   

 

  

 

fff

 

 

   

 

 

 

   6

n

   

   

  

  

 


2 8

A. Fl.

 

 

Pno.

   

pp

        6

ppp

Comp.

        

p

 

  

6 6

 

 

 

 

  

5

6







6 6



 

  

 pp

    



Comp.

 p

 

Pno.

6

11

A. Fl.

 

mp

7

6

 

   

  

pp

   6

 

A

freely



p

A        ppp

   15

           3

mf

6

mf

     

Wait for sound to dissipate before proceeding

 Wait for sound to dissipate before proceeding





6

6







      (5)    7          7              fp



 

Wait for sound to dissipate before proceeding


18

A. Fl.

Comp.

 

B

 

Comp.

3





 

 



p





 



6

 

 

pp

p

 

p

 

    

   

  

16

 

  

 

Pno.

 

pp

20

A. Fl.



Pno.

3

B

  mp

 

B.T.

  

 

 

 

ppp

 

 





p

  



6



pp

6



 

 

pppp

6

6

 ppp

 6



  

 

  

   

pppp

 



mf

 

 

 

 


C

4

q=60

poco a poco accel.

  

23

f

C

6

 

 

5

6

q=70



5

  

 

   

6



6

6

poco a poco cresc.

 

q=66

 

             

 

7

 

q=70

ff

    

    

  

 

7

   

17



           

fff

fff

 

Comp.

         



 

Pno.

poco a poco cresc.





  

26

A. Fl.

5



18

 

3

 



 

  

3

   

      

     

rit.

   

       

q=50

rit.

   

q=50

    

   più dim.

f

  

    



Comp.

q=60 poco a poco accel.

f

 

q=66

ff

 

Pno.

6



A. Fl.

    



mp

   

 pp


31

A. Fl.

Pno.

Comp.

   D 8 

p

3





mf





   Bb  7 (5) 

f

 

19

 

  

6



Wait for sound to dissipate before proceeding

B.T.

n

 

     

 

 

pp

 



6

mf

Comp.

mp

Pno.



   5 6 

D

35

A. Fl.

freely

   7 

Wait for sound to dissipate before proceeding

 



 

p



 



 

20

 Wait for sound to dissipate before proceeding

5


III

q = 60 HT!

Alto Flute

Piano

      

ffp

3

q = 60

     f p  

Computer

 

HT!      

3

 

21

 HT!        

                  f p f p

7

   

 

3

A. Fl.

 

Comp.

    3

ff

q = 60

 

Pno.

 

   

mf

  

    

 

   7

     

f

mf



22

Transition to Event 23 should be seamless.

 

 

5

     

pp

6

dim.

 

  

 

 

ff

6

  

   

 

  

                          6

6

poco a poco accel.

5                            3

 

 

q = 60

poco a poco accel.

6

rit.

   

mp    

 



   

 Transition to Event 22 should be seamless.

rit. B.T.

f

6

   

 7       

7

  

6



 

   

ff

 

   23

  



     5



   

  

3

   

  


2

q=76

A. Fl.

Pno.

A q=50  

q=60

15"

  



    8  p

  p

 

 mp

  pp

  

   

 pp



 

3

24

  



     9

  

 

      

pp



   Bb 

  7 (5)

5

  

 

3

 

      

              

    

   

pp



3

 

q=50

mp

15"

 

Comp.

 

   

 

Pno.

mf

    

A  

15"

11

A. Fl.

rit.

q=76

Comp.



 

5

q=60

rit.

ord.

pp

  

 

         p

 



  

B.T.

        

 

 ppp

       25

  

 

  



 


B      

17

A. Fl.

6

p

B  

Pno.

   7 

rit.

 

(T)         6

rit.

 

 

6

mf

q=44

5

B.T

 

mp

  

           6





B.T.

    

6

ppp

6             

6

poco a poco dim.

B.T.

n

6             

   

 





   6

6    

 

pp



ord.

 

26

6

 

pp

3

p

ff

q=50

accel.

         

 

Comp.

 

 

Pno.

7

      

accel.

    

20

A. Fl.

 

  

mp

 

Comp.

q=44

q=50

p

 ppp




4

24

A. Fl.

B.T.

 3

Comp.

pp 3





3

   

 

  

 

 

7

mf

5

  



  

3



 



fp

  

6

    fp

mp

   mf

  

  

3



     



5

 



fp

3

  

 

27



3

mf

     f

   



  7    

  

 3  

5

  

Transition to Event 28 should be seamless

   



    

 

6

 

 



 

fp

  f

 3  



 

7

     

  



 

 

 

ff

          

 

p

 



 

 

  

 

Comp.

5

   

 

Pno.

 

27

A. Fl.

n

p

  

   

Pno.

    8  

ff

6

 

         7

       

 

  

 

 


C q=60 Te!      

30

A. Fl.

 Te!    

3

ff mf

C

      

Pno.

q=60

             

3

          

Comp.

A. Fl.

 

 

q=50

 

6

29

 





   7

 

 

   6

   

7

 

 



6

  

 

 

 



    

   Te!  fff

  

       

q=72

 

 

q=72

 

 

fff

        

 

 



   

 

       

 

6

 

Transition to Event 30 should be seamless





  

 

 

5

6



 

7

 

  

ff

6

       rit.   

     

 

 

Transition to Event 29 should be seamless

6

 

Comp.

 

            

q=50

 

Pno.

28

 

32

3

7



 5  rit.              

   5

ff

7

6

ff mf

    

      

 Te!    

 

Te!

 

 

   

 

 

 fp

 



 

   

 



Te!

  

 

Te!

   

 

 

 

6

 

fp



 

 


6

  

35

A. Fl.

 

                  

Comp.

A. Fl.

 

 

Pno.

 

Comp.

6

     



5

 

    

mf

5

    

  

    



 

6 3

 

 

30

   

36

 



fff

ff

 

 

7

ff

 

Pno.

34

   7 



7

fff





 

 



 6

7

   

       

3

     

3

 

 

 





 

    5

          

 

 

   



6

  

  

     6

    

  

6

3

molto rit.

















molto rit.

 

6

  

5



6

fff 7

          

   



   

 

 

poco a poco cresc.

ff

 



5

       

  

ff

7

  



 

    

 

mp

Transition to Event 31 should be seamless

 





 



 

   

 

     


q=50

D   

37

A. Fl.

ffff

A. Fl.

 

Comp.

f

6

   

 

    

ff

  5

 

 



 

 



 

5

      

  

      

     3

   

 

 

    

  

6



6

 

    

 

6

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

    

     

   

   

3







 

       

 

7

7

 



 

    

f

  

 

f

  

ffff

ffff

 

   

6

  

5

   6  

    



    

fff



3

 

poco a poco cresc.

   



  

Pno.

31

 

39

 

     7  

q=50

 

Comp.

 

ffff

D      

Pno.

 

6

    

 

 

 

7

   

 





ffff

3 Do not release until sound completely dissipates

 Do not release until sound completely dissipates

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