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Joel Phillip Friedman

Solo Viola* * This work is also available for solo violin and solo cello

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Joel Phillip Friedman

Johansen Solo Viola*

Commissioned by 2018 Johansen International String Competition Sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation Duration: Ca. 3:30 minutes

Competition performances: semifinalist round of the 2018 Johansen International String Competition, March 15, 2018, Washington, D.C. World Premiere: Michal Balas, cello, October 7, 2018, Mary Roth Concert Series at the Church of the Annunciation, Washington, D.C. * This work is also available for solo violin and solo cello

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Johansen

Performing Notes Johansen is aptly named as it was commissioned by the Johansen International Competition for their 2018 competition. It is designed as a compact, attractive work testing a younger string player’s ability to handle numerous technical and interpretative issues. There are fast passages for fingering and bowing; long melodic lines for color, control, and phrasing; string crossings, multiple stops, and harmonics; loud, aggressive, funky parts and soft ethereal passages. The one movement piece is cast in an ABA1 form: fast-slow-fast. The opening is focused on a funky, rhythmic idea alternating with fast passagework. The middle gentle section features three distinct lyrical themes. The final portion begins with a new quietly intense theme full of double stops and then flows into a modified recapitulation of the work’s opening. Johansen was designed to be performed on violin, viola, or cello, as was required for the Johansen Competition. The tempos are “aspirational” – meaning they illustrate and clarify the character and intent of the piece. But, younger performers should know that it is possible to create a convincing, musical interpretation of the piece at tempos slower than the printed tempo indications.

I’d like to especially thank the following exceedingly gracious musicians for their invaluable assistance: Henry Flory, violin; Derek Smith, viola; and Steven Honigberg, cello. Thanks certainly to the fine folks at the Johansen International Competition and the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation for the opportunity. Also, thank you Victoria Gau for thinking of me!

Johansen was commissioned by the 2018 Johansen International Competition sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation. It was “premiered” during the semifinalist competition

round of the 2018 JIC on March 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Its official World Premiere was by cellist Michal Balas on October 7, 2018 on the Mary Roth Concert Series at the Church of the Annunciation, Washington, DC Joel Phillip Friedman

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Commissioned by the 2018 Johansen International Competitions Sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation

Viola

Johansen Joel Phillip Friedman

Funky, muscular, and percussive Ca q. = 92 Viola

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7

at the frog Vla.

Vla.

ord.

B 98 bœ j bœ j œ j ‰ bœœœœ‰ b >œ œ > œ > œ >. >. . . .

3 4 3 8 œ. œœ. œ‰ œ. œœ. œ 8 œ. œ. œ. bœ 8 œ. œ. œ. bœ . œ. œ. > . œ. œ. >œ. bœ. > > > > p> > e=e .e=eb >œ. <n> œ. . . >œ. . . 11 . n œ œ . . . œ œnœ#œ œ œbœ. . nœ. nœœ . #œ 2 9 6 n œ # œ B 83 œ. œ œ œ œ b œ . 4 8 8 œ > > . . bœ. œ. œ. # œ. #œ. . mf f marcato e=e 14

Vla.

Vla.

Vla.

> > bœ. œbœ œ. nœ œ B 68 œœ #œj ‰<b>œ œ œœ #œj ‰ bœ 98 œ. œ œ . .> > .> > nœ > . . bœ. œ. œ. > . nœ. œ. nœ. > . . bœ. bœ. œ. p .e=e >œ #>œ > >œ #>œ > >œ #>œ œ > œ œ . n œ 17 œ œ . œ 6 œœ œ œœ œ 5 œ .œ n œ # œ 2 3 æ æ æ æ æ æ æ æ æ æ æ æ œ œ J œ J œ . æ æ B 4 #œ œ . 8 8 8 æ æ æ æ . . f >œ >œ œ ™ >œ œ œ >œ œ. >œ >œ #>œ œ œ > œ #>œ > n>œ 22 œ #œ œ œ œ æ œ æ æœJ œ œ ™ œ œ œ # œ œ œ 6 æ æ æJ æ œ J æ æ æ B 8 æœ æ æ æ æ

2 4

6 8

6 8

fp

rit. 26

Vla.

#>œ # œ # œ

B 68 ff

e=e e=e >œ œ > œ #œ#œ œ œ#œnœ œ #œ#œ 3 6 #œnœnœ >œ#œ œ #œ nœnœ 4 bœ bœ œ œ œ œ 8 > mf e=e

Adagio q = 56 un poco rubato 29

Vla.

B 68 œ œ ‰bœ œ 43 nœ

bœ ˙

mp

,œ 2 bœ 3 ˙ 2 3 ˙ œ ™ j 4 <n>œœ œ 4 ˙ œ ˙ œ 4 bœ ™ œ 4 b˙˙ ˙™ mp dolce

© 2016 Joel Phillip Friedman/Grey Bird Music


2

Viola

rall.

Allargando

e=e -œe=e œ œ œ™ œ œbœœœ œ œ œœ -œ ˙ œ 4 œ œ™ œJ œ ˙ œœ œ œ j œœ -œ - -œ 2 9 œ B b˙™ œ bœ œ bœ 8 4œ 8

37

Vla.

3

A tempo (q = 56)

rubato

A tempo

œ, o ˙ œ œ b œ ¯ -œ œ -œ 2 œ œ œ œ j 2 4 5 3 B8 OO 8 œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ 4 œ 4 œ œ œ œ œ œ œ 4 bœ œ œ œ œ œ œ liberamente

41

Vla.

sul G sul C

3

gentle

gentle

rubato U # œ ™ œ œliberamente œ

46

œ

A tempo

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Uo

## 5 œœj ‰ œœj ‰ œœj œœ™j œ œ œ 8 œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œœ

œ #œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ r œ O

œ

B Vla. œ

sub ppp

gentle

rall. Lullabye - (Più mosso, q = 66)

liberamente 49

Vla.

œ™ œ J

œœ œœœ œœœ # B # œJ œ‰ œJ œ‰ œJ gentle

-j j -j œ Ÿ~~ Ÿ~~ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œœ œ œœ‰ œ≈ œœ œ œ œ œ & 43 œ œ œ o o o 3 3 3 ppp delicato

Vla.

-j -j -j -j 52 œ œ o œ o œj œ o œ œ œj œ œ œ œ œj œ œ -œ -œ œOooœ # j j œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œBO & # œ œ œ œ œ œJœ œ o o 3o p 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3o 3 3

sul D sul G

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Vla.

,

1

1

1

1

-3 -3 - 3 œœ œ ‰œ œœ œ ‰œ œj œo œj œ-œ œœ œœ œœ œ œ J ‰ ‰ o3 o o3 o 1

1

1

1

o œœ semplice -œ œœ œœ O œ œœ ™™ œ O œ œ™ 43 ˙˙ œœ œœ #œœ ˙˙™™ B ## œ

rit.

60

Vla.

3

n˙˙ nœ bœœ nbœœ œœ 44

sul D

p sul G

p

ppp


Viola

3

With quiet intensity and rhythic drive Ca q = 138 p legato* 67

Vla.

U B ## 44 ˙˙ ˙˙

nn 4 ‰ 4œ œJ p

e=e - - - . - . - e=e . œœ bbœœ bœ bœj 3 bœ bœj bœ œj 3 b œ b œ 4 nœ nœ b œ œ 8 nœœbœ 44 œJ œJ > œ ‰ œJ ‰ œJ ‰ ‰ Œ ‰ - f marcato

p legato

œ B 44 œ ‰

71

Vla.

bbœœ œœ J- ‰ p

bœ bœ œJ ‰ -

e=e e=e . .j . bœ bœ nœ 6 5 2 4 b œn<b>œœ 8 œœ bnœœ b œ œœ 4 #nœœ#nœœ n œ bnœœ 8 nœœbœ œœ j 4 œJ œJ œJ > œ > œ. > ‰ ‰ ‰ f marcato mp legato

p legato

Vla.

Vla.

Vla.

Vla.

Vla.

. œ . b œ œ b œ b œ b œ œ œ 3 #œ b œ bnœœ 4 nœ œ œ œ œ œ 4 4 œ œ œJ ‰ ‰ œJ >œ bœ n œ ‰ œJ ‰ œJ ‰ œJ ‰ œJ - f marcato p f-legato >œ e=e . 78 - .n œ bœ n >œ , >œ nœ b œ œ œ œj œ > œ œ # œ # œ . ‰ >œ œ 4 2 3 6 œ n œ b œ b œ œ œ B 4 œ nœ bœ œœ œ œ 4 œ 8 J nœœbœ 8 J œ œJ œJ ‰ ‰ J œJ ‰ œJ œ > ‰ > ‰ -Œ - mp mf f marcato >œ >œ >œ 83 >œ > > > > j œ > > j œ > b>œ >œ b>œ > œj œ > œ. ‰ œœ œ œj æ æœ æœ >œ æœ æœ œ œ. ‰ œœ œ œ œ. ‰ œ œ œ œ. œ œ. 98 B æ J J J J J >œ. >œ. >œ. >œ. >œ. >œ. e=e >œ. >œ. >œ. e=e n 88 <b> œ œ œ œ œ œ 2 b œ. œ. . 3 b œ. œ. . 9 . b œ. œ. 2 9 œ œ œ œ œ. 8 B8 ‰ ‰ ‰ 4 œ. . 4 œ. . œ. 8 >. œ. œ œ. œ œ. > > . e=e >œ. . . >œ. . . >œ. . . . e=e œ 92 # œ . . #œ n œ œœ. . œ. œ œœ. . œ. œ œœ. . œ. 6 > œ œ œ 8 œ. œœ œ. œ. œ. œ. œ. œ. & 42 <n>œ#œ#œ. nœ. œ B 98 B6 8 . > . œ. œ œ. . . . p mf 75 œœ œ 4 # B4 œ œ œ ‰ œJ ‰ œJ p

.j #œ nœ

95

Vla.

≤ ≤ 6 7 œ 7 B 68 nœ. œnœ œ. œ œ œ. œ œ œ. œ œ 16 8 16 œ œ . > . . bœ. n œ. œ. > . . œ. œ. œ. > . . bœ. œ. œ. œ. > . . bœ. œ. œ. > . . œ. œ. œ. p sub >

* perform mm. 68-80 creating the illusion that there are two separate legato parts with an emphasis on the top double stops.


4

Viola

. . n œ # œ . nœ. #œ 7 œ 9 2 7 n œ B 16 # œ 16 .> œ. œ. bœ œ œ œ 16 œ bœ nœ. nœ nœ. nœ. œ. #œ. nœ. 4 nœ. #œ. . . . . . . > >. . >. > e=e

98

Vla.

101

at the frog ord. Vla.

>. bœ. nœ. 12 7 8 6 B 16 œ 16 nœ. bœ. b œ. n œ œ. œ œ. 16 nœ. bœ. b œ. œ œ. œ œ. nœ. 16 nœ. bœ. b œ. > > > >. >. >. >. f >œ. . . >œ. . . ≤. >œ. . . . > ≤ . . . > n œ œ > . . . . . > n œ œ > œ . nœnœ. nœnœ œ#œ œ#œ 7 . . œ. œ. 6 . œ œ œ. œ. œ. 7 n œ œ . . 12 b œ b œ n œ n œ œ B 16 œ 16 8 16

104

Vla.

p

f

p

>œ. . . >œ. . . >. . . >. . . œ. # œ # œ œ n œ n œ #œ œ nœ #œ. . œ . . . œ > . # œ œ œ <n> œ . 7 2 9 2 œ n œ œ B 16 4 <n>œ #œ. #œ. . 16 4 . f

107

Vla.

>œ >œ 110 >œ > > > > >œ œ œj œ > >œ œj œ > >œ œ n œ œ œ œ >œ œ œ œ j . . bœ œbœbœnœ 68 œ œ n œ œ œ œ œ B 42 ‰ ‰ jæ æ J œ J œ œ ææææ >œ . e=e

Vla.

fp

Vla.

>œ 115 j œœ > œ. ‰ >œœ œ B J

f marcato

>œ >œ > >œ œj œ > b œ. ‰ œ œ œ œ. bœœ œ. 98 ‰ J J J

>œ. œ

>œ. œ

>œ. œ ‰

>œ. >œ >œ >œ >œ >œ œ œœœœ 6 ≈ 8

. œ. œ. > . . œ. œ. œ. . >œ. œ. #œ. . . > œ > œ . . œ 7 . 9 œ. œ œ B 68 œ. bœ œ 16 œ bœ & 16

119

Vla.

f

>œ. . . >. . . >. . . e=en>œ. . 9 #œ #œ nœ #œ #œ œ nœ bœ B 2 œ nœ. #œ. nœ 4 & 16 . œ. nœ # œ . . >

121

Vla.

ff

2 U 4 <n>˙˙ p

August 10, 2016 Washington, D.C.

Johansen - for solo viola (also available for solo violin or cello)  

Johansen is aptly named as it was commissioned by the Johansen International Competition for their 2018 competition. It was designed to be p...

Johansen - for solo viola (also available for solo violin or cello)  

Johansen is aptly named as it was commissioned by the Johansen International Competition for their 2018 competition. It was designed to be p...

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