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justinmerritt ephemera double concerto for viola & cello


i. allegro focoso ii. lento assai iii. adagio non falsa

“Several times I wrote "Wow!" next to a work being played...” -Peter Jacobi, Herald Times

INSTRUMENTATION

flute oboe clarinet horns 1-2 percussion bass drum, suspended cymbal, tam tam, vibraphone harps 1-2 solo viola solo cello violins 1-3 viola cello contrabass

commissioned by Yuval Gotlibovich & Avigail Arad

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EPHEMERA double concerto for viola & cello

In 2000 composer Justin Merritt (bn. 1975) was the youngest-ever winner of the ASCAP Foundation/Rudolph Nissim Award for “…demands Janus Mask an audience's . He is attention… also the Merritt's winner of piece was the a host of standout.” o t h e r -Rob awards Hubbard, including Pioneer Press the 2008-09 Copland Award, the 2008 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Prize for River of Blood, and the 2006 Polyphonos Prize He received his Bachelors from Trinity “… the University   and his highlight of Masters and Doctorate the year from Indiana came Nov. 9 University.   He with Justin studied composition Merritt's with Samuel Adler, Five S v e n - D a v i d Preludes for Sandström, Claude piano…” B a k e r, Ti m o t h y -Peter Kramer, Don Freund, Schimpf, and electronic and Bloomington computer music with Independent Jeffrey Hass. He is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at St. Olaf College. He resides in Northfield, Minnesota with his wife Yuedong and their children Cullen Fang Ouxiang and Molly Fang Qinghe.

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Score in C Dur.: ca 20'

for Yuval Gotlibovich & Avigail Arad

Ephemera double chamber concerto for viola and cello

Allegro focoso Flute

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Copyright (c) 2002 Justin Merritt (ASCAP) Published by JMKrause All rights reserved


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choral orchestral

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Standard Deviation!.............................................................................................violin Bar for Hans Sachs!.................................................................................................flute Veloce!.......................................................................................................violin & piano Coupling!................................................................................................................organ Drum Break!...................................................................................................percussion

chamber

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Janus Mask!.................................................................................................. ! winds in 2s River of Blood!.............................................................................................winds in 2s Dervish!.........................................................................................................winds in 2s Lachryme!..............................................................................................string orchestra Monster!........................................................................................................winds in 3s

A Gauze of Misted Silver!..........................................................string quartet & harp Ravening!..................................................................................................string quartet Invocation!....................................................................................................8 solo brass The Day Florestan Murdered Magister Raro!............clarinet, violin, cello, & piano Trio!.................................................................................................violin, cello, & piano

piano

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5 Preludes!..............................................................................................................piano Chaconne: Mercy Endures!..................................................................................piano Rococo Suite!..........................................................................................................piano Sierpinski Gasket!..................................................................................................piano Windchimes!...........................................................................................................piano Hive!...................................................................................................4 pianos, 16 hands

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Dissonance!.....................................................................................................song cycle Steps Into Stillness!........................................................................................song cycle Dhammapada!................................................................................................song cycle London Thoroughfare, 2AM!...........................................tenor, horn, violin, & piano May Evening in Central Park........................................................... ! baritone & piano

Corde natus!..........................................................................................................SATB Lamentations!.......................................................................................................SATB Hay Días!......................................................................................................SMsATBrB Nativity!.................................................................................................................SATB Adoro Te Devote!.................................................................................................SATB Fire Sermon!....................................................................................SSATB & orchestra

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