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D. J. Sparr

SOUND HARMONIES WITH AIR for chamber ensemble with live sound processing

(full score)

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D. J. Sparr SOUND HARMONIES WITH AIR ________________________________________________ Flute *(slightly amplified with c. 1 second delay at a soft volume, reverb) Clarinet in Bb *(slightly amplified with c. 400ms delay, 2-3 fading echoes, reverb)

Percussion vibraphone & 2 suspended cymbals

Piano *amplified as necessary

Electric Guitar (live or pre-recorded) *( c. 600ms delay with 3 to 4 fading echoes, and reverb) ** (optional: electric guitar part can be included on electronic playback track)

Violin *(slightly amplified, reverb)

Cello *(slightly amplified and doubled an octave lower, reverb)

Electronic Playback

Nb. Score is transposed Duration: 8 minutes and 45 seconds

This original version of this work was commissioned by the Walden School for the Wet Ink Ensemble and was premiered on July 10, 2009 in Dublin, NH. This version was premiered by Eighth Blackbird and D. J. Sparr on November 5, 2010 at the Third Practice Festival in Richmond, VA.


Full Score (transposed)

SOUND HARMONIES WITH AIR Commissioned by the Walden School for Wet Ink q=60 With Harmonious and Positive Energy

D. J. Sparr

 SoundEffect: delay and reverb*  Flute  0:04



Sound Effect: delay and reverb*

Clarinet in Bb

 

Percussion

high cymbal, medium cymbal. soft mallets

 

 

 

 

 

ppp sempre very soft, in the background of the playback chords...

tone: clean and warm (not tinny and thin!) (neck pickup, with mids and low end high, treble and presence low. Hollow-body if you have it.)

 Sound Effect:   Electric Guitar    SoundEffect: reverb* Violin 

c. 600ms delay with 3 to 4 fading echoes, and reverb

Violoncello

Playback

Perc. Plbck.

Sound Effect: doubled an octave below, reverb*



   

 

8

         

 

     

     

 

 

 

     

     

     

     

 

     

 

     

     

 

     

     

1:00

 Perc.    16

A

          

let ring f

molto!

Plbck.

  

     

 

       

       

       

©2011 D. J. Sparr (version 09/12/2011)

        

        

   


2 1:28

Fl.

Cl.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

B

   23

Air I serene, beautiful, sweet

  

  

  

    

  

       

p dolce espress.

 



p dolce espress.

  

medium-soft mallets motor on, slow

p dolce espress.

       

       

p dolce espress.

(all grace notes are articulated with the open string, on the beat)

E. Gtr.

Pno.



 0 2

4

0 4

0 4

 0 3

5

0 5

0 5

 

  Vc.  

 

7 0

6

6 7 0

0 4

0 4

 0 5

  

     

 

        

  

p dolce espress.

7 0

  

let ring

               

p dolce espress.



                

p dolce espress.

   

let all notes ring as pedal indicates    

  Vln. 

Plbck.

  


3 1:56

 Fl.  

   



  

26

Cl.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

E. Gtr.



     

    

 

mf

         

mf

 0 5

9

0 9

7

7

0

   7

   

    

  

7

    

  Vln. 

Plbck.

   

     

 

 0

2

4

0 4

 0 3

5

let all notes ring, sim.    

p dolce espress.

  

p dolce espress.

    

f

        

       

f

 

p dolce espress.

     

       Pno.       

          

p dolce espress.

p dolce espress.

0

mf

  

    

f

   

C

p dolce espress.

0

Vc.

f

let ring

0 5

2:00

  p dolce espress.

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

       


4 2:20

2:16

  Fl.   32

Cl.

Vib.

   

     

         let ring

E. Gtr.

let ring

E. Gtr.



0 5 7 0

6

6

 0 4

Vc.

Plbck.

    3

mf



3

5

9

         

  

         

  

   

   3

p dolce espress.

f

p dolce espress.

p dolce espress.

               

7

0

  

mf

0 5

  Vln.       

         

f

 3        

          Pno.       

  

3



          



D

mf

p dolce espress.

 

2

4

0 4

0 4

 0 3

5

0 5

            

   

         

  

let all notes ring

   3

f

 

p dolce espress.

        

f

 0

p dolce espress.

        



     

     

     

 

 

 

p dolce espress.

      

 


 

     

Pno.



 

  Vln. 

Vc.

Plbck.

0 5

 

          

6

7 0

0 4

       





0 5

0 5

5

9

7

 





  

 

mf

  

mf

14

  

  

 let ring  

let ring

14

    



           

mf

     

0 4

mf

   let ring   let ring               mf  let ring

E. Gtr.

    

15

  

15

let ring

16

  



E. Gtr.

 

 





Vib.







Cl.

 

 



  Fl.  37

5

mf

 

p espress. subito

 


6

E. Gtr.

 

   

 

  

let ring

Vln.

Vc.

 



 14

15

15



15

14

14

 12

 

   let ring

let ring 12 14

    

10

 



    

p

     

      

let ring Harm.

 12

12

Harm.

 12

12

     

9

9

                          



 

   

let ring





 

          

 

Pno.



     

   

let ring

E. Gtr.



p

   

  

 

  

      

       

    

  

    



Vib.



  



Cl.

 



 Fl.  40

 

 

 

Plbck.

   

 


7 2:56



   

     

    

      

  

p dolce espress.

p dolce espress.

p dolce espress.

let ring

   

 

Vln.

Vc.

 

  

14

14 14

15

 

15

let ring

 

let ring

  

      

 

  

         

14

 14

16

15

let ring



15

let ring 14

 let ring Harm.

12

 

 

  

 

   

  

5

4

p dolce espress.

    

                 

  



    



p dolce espress.

    

  

  

   

   

Harm.

5

             

let ring

p dolce espress.

   Plbck.









Pno.





p dolce espress. let ring

E. Gtr.

  



  

 

  

E. Gtr.

 

        



Vib.

 





Cl.

    

  

E

 

 Fl.  44

5


8 3:20

F

                     

   49

          

let ring

Pno.





let ring

  

 Vln.  

Vc.

 

let ring

 

14

14 14

15

 



 

let ring

16

14 16

14

15



15

14

   

  

    

 

      

let ring Harm. 0

0

                      

p dolce espress.

  

 let ring                

                                             

 

let ring



p dolce espress.

 Plbck.

           

 

E. Gtr.

 

let ring



E. Gtr.



  

5

   



   

             

p dolce espress.



 

 

Vib.



                         



Cl.

 

p dolce espress.



Fl.


9

   Fl.    

    

53

 

f

Vib.

E. Gtr.



 

12



12

 

Vc.

  

 

 

 

5

12

 

         

  

    

12

12

    

      Harm.

       

 

 

   

 12

 

12

9

 

 

p

 

 

 

 

       

 

ppp

molto!

 12

Harm.

9

 

  

cresc. poco a poco   

  

cresc. poco a poco

   Plbck.

  f

  



       Pno.        Vln.  

  

        let ring       

  

let ring Harm.

E. Gtr.

    



Perc.



  



Cl.

  

   

 

   

   

  

 


10

      Fl. 

G

57

      Cl.   ff

Perc.



ff

      Vc. 

ff

  

    63

Perc.

   

 

 

ppp sempre

f

ff

Plbck.

     Vib.          E. Gtr.        Pno.         Vln. 

  

   

 

   

4:20

 

   

let ring f

H

   

molto!

Plbck.

       

   

   

   

     

     

     

     


11 4:40 Air II with greater intensity, but still sweet

     Fl.     71

I

  

p dolce espress. Cl.

Vib.

      

  

p dolce espress.

    

p dolce espress.

E. Gtr.

       

p dolce espress.



 

8 0 5

8 0 5

 

    

         



  





  

 

Harm.

 

  

  

f

13

  





   f

 0

14

12

                                             Pno.              f    p dolce espress.          Vln.            

E. Gtr.

Plbck.

12

p dolce espress.

p dolce espress.

Vc.

10

    

    

 

  

12

12

   

12

   

p dolce espress.

    

14

11

  

 

    

 


12 5:00

 Fl. 

74

Cl.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

E. Gtr.

Pno.

Vln.

Vc.

Plbck.



 

   

   

f

   

12

  

 

  

 



 

 

  



      

     

 

 

 

 

       

8 0 5

8 0 5

10

       

p dolce espress.

   

   

 

 

 

 

f

    

   

   

 

 

 

   

          

 



 14

 



p dolce espress.

 



11

12

12

 

0

13

 

14

   

    

12

              

p dolce espress.

 

   

Harm.

 

  

p dolce espress.

f

 

p dolce espress.

   

12

   

p dolce espress.

   

J

p dolce espress.

f

 

   

 


13

 Fl.  78

Cl.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

E. Gtr.

Pno.

Vln.

Vc.

Plbck.



 

   

f

   

f

  

   

   

  



   

12

  

12

 

               

f

  

  

 

 

 

p dolce espress.



 

          

      



8 0 5

0

13 10

          

p dolce espress.

 

  

Harm. 8 0 5

    

 

14

11

12

           

 

   



p dolce espress.

  

p dolce espress.

    

   

 

 

    

  

 

  

  

12





p dolce espress.

 

 



p dolce espress.

f

 

p dolce espress.



K



14

12

      


14 81    Fl. 

  

  

    



  

    



mf

mf

   

   

  

mp dolce

E. Gtr.



12

12



                 Pno.      3

3

                      

 

12

3

3

12

       

  

Harm. 0

12 12

  

Harm.

E. Gtr.

mp dolce

 

1

0

12

1

 0

 Vln. 

Vc.

 

Plbck.

 

     

 

 

             

mp dolce



0



Vib.



  

  

Cl.

 

 

    

    

  

  

 

 


15



                    Fl.  

 

               Cl.      

 

85

L

p dolce espress.

p dolce espress.

Vib.

                             



p dolce espress.

                           

Harm.

E. Gtr.



 

12



12

12

0

12

12

Harm. 0

12

12

12

                 Pno.      p dolce espress.      Vln.          

12

 

 

   

 7

7

  



 



 

 5

12

mf

5

5

0 7

    

1

0

         

  

p dolce espress.



E. Gtr.

     

 

3

mf





p dolce espress.

Vc.

      

p dolce espress.

   Plbck.

  

   

   

   

 


16

      

      Fl. 

      Cl.  

 

89

f

f

Vib.

E. Gtr.

   

p dolce espress.

     

p dolce espress.

                                   p dolce espress.                                 p dolce espress.

E. Gtr.



 0

 Pno.   

Vln.

Vc.

0

  

   

0

12

12

12

2

 12

12

12

                 

p dolce espress.

f

12 12

 

 



 



 

p dolce espress.

   

  

12

     

p dolce espress.

    

12

      

12

f

Plbck.

12

0

     



12

 

3


17

 Fl.  92

Cl.

Perc.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

E. Gtr.

Pno.



   

   

 

  

     



0

ppp

 

    

12

12

 



  



 



ppp sempre

  

 

    

 14

14

  

    

     

    

 

f

f

     

mf

 Vln.  

f molto!

mf

7

 

mf

Plbck.

f

 

  

3

Vc.

M    

f







  

     

    

    


18 97

 Fl. 



Cl.

 Perc.  

N

6:32

  

let ring

molto!

Vib.

E. Gtr.

E. Gtr.

Pno.

Vln.

Vc.

Plbck.



f





 

 

      

    

    

    

 

   

   

 

 


19 6:48 Air III Molto legato, flowing, effortlessly, soaring

 Fl.   103

Cl.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

O



  

  



p dolce espessivo

    

 

    



p dolce espessivo

p dolce espessivo

E. Gtr.

Pno.

Vln.



Plbck.

 0 2

4

   

0 7

0 4

  

      



     

 

 

  

  

p dolce espessivo

       

 3

 

    

  

3

f

               3 

9

7

 9

12

11

10



 12

3

13

11

12

11

                                

p dolce espessivo

3

10

 

 

Harm.

p dolce espessivo

Vc.

p dolce espessivo

  

  

  

   

       

f

3



          3

 

  



    

 


20

 Fl.  105

Cl.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

E. Gtr.

Pno.

     



Plbck.

     



 Vln. 

Vc.

 

11

     

   

  

 

f

   





f

   

11

 

 

  

3

p dolce espessivo

 



 



3

p dolce espessivo

   



3

p dolce espessivo

   

 

  

6

f

     3           6 f

4

 

3

10

  

 

f

   

2

0 7

 

9

7

6

 9

12

11

10

12

11

12

11

             3                       f 6

p dolce espessivo

   

 0

    

p dolce espessivo

   

f

     

P

     3               6

p dolce espessivo

  



p dolce espessivo

     

    

 


21

         Fl.  108

f

Cl.

Vib.

 

3

p dolce espessivo

      f

   

     

3

  

 

p dolce espessivo

3

3

p dolce espessivo

 

f

       3                    3 6

         



p dolce espessivo

E. Gtr.



 0

2

4

f

3

0 7

0 7

10

       Pno.    

f

      Vc.  f

Plbck.

7

 9

12

11

10

12

8

7

7

14

3



3              6



14

14

          3

f

    

 



 

   

mf

 

mf

 9

 

mf

  

p



p dolce espessivo

16

f

p dolce espessivo

3

                   3

        

9

 

6

6

p dolce espessivo

      Vln.  





                  3 6

 

E. Gtr.

     

   

 


22

 Fl.  110

Cl.

Vib.

E. Gtr.





    f





     

       

   

Pno.





 Vln. 

Vc.

Plbck.

12

14

 

14



14

14

14

14

 

3

  

    

f

 

  

3

   

       3

p dolce espessivo

             3

p dolce espessivo

   

3

               3 3

   

f

p dolce espessivo

Harm.

E. Gtr.

        3

p dolce espessivo

f

         

14 11

14

 11

3

Harm. 3

Harm.

13

12

12

             3

3

p dolce espessivo

 

 p

 

 

 



 

 

p

 


23

 Fl.  113

Cl.

Vib.



    

Q

                               

Harm.

E. Gtr.



12

7

7



11

13

 

0

0

0

0

3

  Vln.  

p dolce espessivo

                    3 3 p dolce espessivo

  

0

ff

12

3 14

 

Harm.

 14

14



14

13

12

12

3

  

 

 

7

ff

   

   

cresc.

3

cresc.

p

 

7

                p dolce espessivo

   

ff

                       3

p

  

Plbck.

           3

p dolce espessivo

            Pno.       

Vc.

  

3

            

 

    

p dolce espessivo

3

E. Gtr.

      

  

  


24

 Fl.  116

Cl.

Perc.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

E. Gtr.

Pno.

   



 Vln.  Vc.

Plbck.

  

 Perc.   

Plbck.

Plbck.

 

    

121

    

  



               Harm. 5

14

13

    





5

3





 

molto! f

ppp sempre

 

5

5

 

 



 

 

 

   

ff

 

ff

 

8:08

      

   

molto!

       

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

ff

ppp

 R 

ff

      126

  

   

   let ring

   

f

       

   

       

June, 2009. Richmond, VA Revised Sept, 2010. Richmond, VA

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Sparr: Sound Harmonies with Air  

Chamber work for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello + electronics (optional e. guitar)

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Chamber work for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello + electronics (optional e. guitar)

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