Un segno nello spazio for unaccompanied cello by Jason Barabba

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Jason V. Barabba

Un segno nello spazio for unaccompanied cello


Jason V. Barabba

A Sign in Space for solo cello Inspired by the short story by Italo Calvino, from the book Cosmicomics. Duration – Approximately 7 minutes Cover photo: Jason Barabba Performance notes: Accidentals apply only to the note they immediately precede.  - A regular fermata  - A longer than usual fermata. Almost uncomfortably long pause.  - A shorter than usual fermata

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Un segno nello spazio for solo cello

Freely/Espressivo Slow (Approx q=72)

 

Solitary/Isolated pizz.



p

Vc.

 mf

 

3

pp

 p

     

 

pizz.

3

p

pp

sul pont.          

mp

p

arco

 

pizz.

    l.v.



mf

f

p

mp

   

  

ord.  

 

ppp

         

pizz.

mp

Impulsive arco sul pont.

Slow (Approx q=72)

Vc.

arco

arco



f

     

Moderato (Approx q=100)

 

 



Jason V. Barabba September 2010

mf

Pensive

 

pizz.     

ppp

This note is not plucked, but produced by releasing the previous note.

   

arco

Vc.

p

  

 mf

     

senza vib. sul pont.

pizz.

p

ord.

  

ppp

mf

pizz.

sul pont. gliss.

  

pp p

Con moto (Approx q=116) Traveling arco

Vc.

 

 

 

pizz.

sul pont.

Vc.

mf

 

 



ord.





ord.

f

  





  

 

 

arco sul pont.

mf

        5

3



poco accel.

f

Con moto (Approx q=116)

 





 

f

   pizz.

 

           3

mf

© 2010 - Jason V. Barabba jason@jasonbarabba.com

mp p

f


2 Vc.

arco

  

  

 

Vc.

ff

mf

Vc.

Vc.

 

3

 

3

p



3

  

f

Vc.

mp

3



 

arco  



 

Vc.

 

3

Vc.

f

3



3

 

 

                   mf

  



 



  

ff

               

 

mf

               

3              

5

3

f

mp

 

fp

                3

     

p

          

mf

3

            

LH pizz.

5

fff

3

mf

                       mf

3

mf

Obsessive

ff

   

Enlivened

f

        

3

f

 

f

Vc.

       

         

                 

  

  

   

mf



 

3         

p







   3

3



  

 

mf p



  

mf p


Vc.

Vc.

Vc.

  

With built-up emotion

5

 

  

      



   

  

p

mp

Vc.

Vc.

  

pizz.

3

  

   

          ff

3

Presto (qq=160)

arco



  

7

7

Grave (Approx q=50)

Stunned/Breathless Overwhelmed

 



p





n



f

mp

                    

pp

f

p

ord. sul pont.

    3

mp

     

senza. vib.

mf

mp

poco accel.

(also, vib. ord.)

 ppp

 p

3

     

 ppp

mp

p

rit.              5                                                     With renewed purpose

Vc.



5

ff

Steady. Grasping Non-accel.   



   

 

ppp

 

 

 

mp

mf

7

3

   

                                   

mp

  

    

5

                   



    

pp

                

Lost/Disconnected



          

mp

7

Vc.

f

p

Vc.

 

3

f


Moderato (Approx q=100)

4

Vc.

 





mp

Vc.

Vc.

f

  

3

          

f



    

3

mp

3

mp

f

              

mp

3

               

3

  

  3

ff

3

f

3

  

 

3

                       

f

Vc.

  

             

Overconfident

f

3

mp

 

       3

mp

f

      3                                               3 3 3 5 3 3   Overexcited

Vc.

ff

Vc.

mp

 3          pizz.                          arco

  

3

fp

Vc.

   mf



   

3

3

3

3

ppp mf

   

f

3



    ppp

p

            

3

3

mp

 3

   f


Vc.

  3    5                                                     mp f

mp

Vc.

Vc.



  

mf

f



f



ff

3

3

3

pizz.

 

mf

     f



p

3

3

3

mf

3

f

Quarrelsome Scurrying 3

3

     mf

3

                              ppp



 

                    arco



 

 3 3                                    sul pont.

mf

ord.

Vc.

 

 

  

ppp

Vc.



                                                    

Slightly Faster....rushed (Approx q=112)

Vc.



mf

3

3

Vc.

f



 

f









 p

  

 mf

   

3

3

     


6

                             3

Vc.

3

3

3

3

3

f

Vc.



     

3

3

f





p

f

3

3

Slow (Approx q=72)

pizz. arco                         5 arco

f

p

 

espress.

    mf

  3     p

Vc.

 

6 5                           

Running a race...

f

 

 

 p

Con moto (Approx q=126)

Vc.

 

 pizz.             pizz. arco               3 3 3 3 3

Reflective

Vc.

3

3 

 

molto rit.

           

ff

 

sul pont.   

 

ord.     

 


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