Nisi Masa (2012)

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Matthew Sandahl

Nisi Masa for chamber orchestra (2012)


Instrumentation: Flute Oboe Clarinet in Bb Alto Saxophone Trumpet Trombone Percussion Electric Guitar Piano / Keyboard Violin Viola Cello Contrabass Premiered by Purchase New Music ensemble at SUNY Purchase conducted by Domonic Donato Spring 2012



For Jason Weiss


  Flute   

Largo q = 48

Oboe

   

 

(f)

Alto Saxophone

   

(f)

 

(f) cup mute, open

Trumpet in Bb

   

 

3

(f) cup mute, open

  Trombone   Percussion

Electric Guitar

Piano

Violoncello

(f)

 

   



 

 

    

3

p amp setting "A"

p mute strings with fingers

   

    u.c.

f

     

msp

pp

mst

 

pp



     mst



    Contrabass   

pp

mst

(f)

pp

   

Largo q = 48 3



 

 3 

 

 



   

 

 



      

  

  





    

    

  



    

3      

ppp



3

 



pp

  

 



  

  

 

p

3

 





 

   

p





Copyright © 2012

  



 

3



  

 



 

 

 3  

p

pp



   

 

    

pp

(f)

ppp bow

pp



p



 



  

   

unstable tone and pitch, ad lib glissandi





Matthew Sandahl

(f)







pp





  

p

3

  

  

 3

 

  

mp



3

(teeth on reed)

  

3

ppp

bass drum, l.v.

   

   

  

   

   

  

3

3

  

(f)

mallets  

  Violin    Viola

 

3

  

     3

Clarinet in Bb

 



3

msp.

   

p

 

       

     

  

    

        

   

3

   




2



   5

Fl.

    

Cl.

Alto Sax.



 Tpt.  Tbn.

Pno.

  

  





  

     

  

3

 

(f)



 

   

 





   

 

(f)

3



(f)





  ppp

 

  

    



pp



 

mp

 

3

 

3

    



pppp



p

ppp

3

  

mst

ppp

bowed cymbal

    

ppp

 

3

  

   

half valve, unstable pitch

      

Vc.



p

 

Vla.



  Vln.  

Cb.

 

Perc.

E. Gtr.



3

ppp

    

Ob.

3

 

  







   

 



3

 

 

 

 

3

mst

    

msp.

 

  

 3  

 



  

 

mst.

 



    

msp

 

3

 

p



  3



 

  

 

 3

mallets

p

msp

  



mp

3



pp

 



  

    

pp

 

pp

pp

 

 

  

3

 





     

 

 

  

 

 

  mp

  

 


 Fl.  

  

9

 

Ob.

 



E. Gtr.

Pno.

 



pp

    

 

 

pp

 



  

mp

superball



 



  

3



3

 

 

 

msp.

 

pp

     

   mp    

  mp

  

pp 3

3

  

pp

3



 

    

   



   3

    

 

A

mp

ppp

 

3

mf

  

3

  

3

    



  

pp tailpiece

  



 

     

 

pp



  

3

ppp

p

 

pp

  



 

3

  

(f)

     

 

mp

  

(f)

  

p

mp

 

mf

   

  

f

   

 

superball

  

    ppp

mp

3

  



 

  

mp

  

ppp

 

 

 

  

     

3

A

ord

pp

3

5

  

mp



3

 

(f)



mp

  



     3

 

pp

 

3

 pppp

 

Vc.

 

  

  Vln.  

Cb.

 

pp

 

 

 

Vla.



p

 

Perc.

  

mp

  

pp

pp

(mf)

 Tpt.  Tbn.



Cl.

Alto Sax.



3

3

(f)

 

3


4

              Fl.      

  

13

(f)

                   

Ob.

(f)

 

Cl.

(f)

Alto Sax.

Tbn.

   

(f)

 pp

  

 mp





Cb.

 

  

3    p

msp

p



 

  



   



3

 

  

pp

3

mallets

   

f

 



pp

msp

mf



mp

  3 

 

p



3



3

 

 5

   

p 3

   

pp

p

 

        



3







   pp

   

 



p

pp

   

         

5

         mf

  

p

           

ord.

mf

     

mf

 

(f)

 3      3   mf

 

  

(f)

 

(f)

mp

mf

 

pp

  

3

    

ord

 

   

3

 

 

mf

 

 

      

mst

  

  

6

3

ord

   

   

 

    3

(f)

Vc.

ff

3

  

 

    

    6

 

Vla.



 

 Vln. 

  

3

     

 

Pno.

  

 

Perc.

E. Gtr.



      

 

  

  

  

mp

 5

   mp

 3

3

 

 

  

p

mp

  


 Fl.   17

 

Ob.

3

   

 

Cl.

Alto Sax.  

   

E. Gtr.

Pno.

   

  Vln.    

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.



mst

 

 

  



  

p

       pp    



   3

p

       3



pp

 

    

  3    

mf

3    

    

  

very fast vibrato

 3     p

f

  

ppp

  

f



          3

(f)

 

   msp       f

3

 

mp

f



fp

  

3

p

p



  

 

 

(f)



     

  



3

   mf





 

 

(f)

p



 



 

mp

        mp

       

(f)

5

 

 

3



       

      

          (f)

   3

(f)

  

3

  

 

 



3    

   

3

mp

 

 

 

 

      

6

          5



3

3



3     

   

 

  

3

  

pp



       

  



3

  

 

(f)

      

(f)

       





 

(f)



(f)

5

       



(f)



 

  

      3    p f   

msp mp



mp

 







 

   

p

 

Perc.

    

 Tpt.  

Tbn.

 

 

mp


6

 Fl.  

 

 

21

Ob.

 

Tpt.

Tbn.

 

  

ppp

 

 Vln. 

Vc.

pp



 

3

mf

  

3

mp

 

  



 

3

 

 

   

 

  

 

3

  

  

 

 



   

   

 

3

  

 p

mp

mf

 

3

 

    ppp

mf

  

  

  

3

 

mf

 





  

       ppp

 

     

pp 3

   



  

 

 

 



 

 

pp

f 5 5               

   

(f)

 



f

ppp



 3



 



pp

  3

p

    p ppp  3  

 

3

pp

ppp

  



 

pp



mp



 

        

  

pppp

 

 

Vla.

 



 

Cb.



 

Pno.



 

Perc.

E. Gtr.

  p

Cl.

Alto Sax.

p

   

mp  

 

 

  

   





 

3

 

  p

3    p



 

(f)

3

      

 


   Fl.   25

mp

   

Ob.



mp

   

Cl.

Alto Sax.

Tpt.

Tbn.

      

Pno.



      f

   

pp

  pp   

pp

     

ppp 3

    p

         

 



  

  

  

mp



fp



to superball

superball

   

   

pp

mp

  



  



        

  

3

  

mf pp



pp

    

3

           

 3 

 

 

         5



f

               

 

(f)

 

 



 

 

(f)

  

7



fragile, unstable tone

  pp

 



pp

 

 

f

  

(f)

fp

 



mp



3



    

Vc.

pp

    

Vla.

 

f

      

 Vln. 

Cb.

E. Gtr.



p

   

Perc.



f

to glockenspiel



   



(f)

  

f



3

  

pp

 

mp

(f)

  

(f)

 

      

    (f)

p



 

   

  

 

   

3

  3

  

  

mp

pp

   

3



       

(f)

  

  

 

3

 

 

  p

  3



pp



3

3

pp

  

    

        

3

 


8

  Fl. 

   

29

pp

Ob.

Cl.

Alto Sax.

pp

  

E. Gtr.

  

 

         

    Vln.  pp

 

Vla.

p

Cb.

 p

 

 

      3

mp

             

p

   

3

 

 



  

mp

   

f

 

       

  

p

 

(f)

 

 

  

 

 

 

mp

 

(f)

f

 

 

pp

    

 



6

     

mp

ff

 3    

Vc.

 

pp

p

f

(f)

  

p

 

Molto Espressivo q=88

 

Pno.

 

 Tpt.   Tbn.

  

B

B

pp

    

Molto Espressivo q=88

 

    mp

 

 



3       

 

mp

 

pp

 pp

  

          

mp

 

 

  



  

(f)

pp

 

pp



3



pp

  

(f)


 Fl.  

 

34

Cl.

Alto Sax.



p

 





3    

mf

Glock.

Pno.

 

mp

  

(f)

pp

    

  

Vc.

 

 

(f)

  

3

 

p

  

     p

    

p



mp

mp

 

 

pizz.

mp

 

            

   

         

 

pp

 

 

 

fp



 

 3   

mf

pp

 

    

mf

      mp

 

pp

 

 



    

3

3



 

p

3

 

mp



ppp 3

p

pp

mst



ppp

   



mst

pp

 

 

  

9

   

pp

3

  

       

  

pp

 

p

3

    

Vla.

 



 Vln. 

Cb.



mp

 

        Tpt.           Tbn.

3      

 

6





Ob.

 

   

 

  

 

      

 

       

p

p



mp

   


10

  Fl.  39

Cl.

    

3

(mf)

        3

 

Ob.

Alto Sax.

 

     3

(mf)

     3

  3 Tpt.     

(mf)

Glock.



 

Pno.

 

Vla.

 

Vc.

Cb.

 

 

 

 

 



  

pp

   p 

 

 

 

3     

  

 

 

 

3



pp

       mp



         6

pp

 

(f)



 

 

  

 

              

 

 

  



     

 

mp



  

 

  

 

   

   

 



 

 

         

 

   

 

 

  

3

   

p msp.

(f)

      

(f)

  3

   



msp

p

  

 

     

 

     

  

 

  

6



(f)

(f)

 

(f)



 





mp

     

pp

 

pp

3 3        

   

3

 

mp

  

  Vln.   

p

 

3     

mf

Tbn.

 

mf

 

 

 

  

  


 Fl.    44

   

 

(f)

     

 

Ob.

(f)

(f)

Alto Sax.

  

 Tpt.  Glock.

E. Gtr.

Pno.



mp

f

(f) mst

  

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

    



mf

3

     

  



  

p

 

3

 



 

 C

mp

   

 

 

pp

 

 

(f)

 

(f)

pp

  



arco.

mst

p

 

 

p

3

  

   

(f)



 

pp

 mf

mst

  

pp

   

3

  mp

   

p

 

pp

 

 

 

  

 

ppp

 

mst

mp

pp

3

  

11

  

 

p

f

 

p

 

 

  



 

p

    

6



3

3

3

    

  

3

3

 

(f)

Cb.

mp

 

  

     3

3

mst

Vc.

 

mf

  Vln.   Vla.

 

     

 

  

 

   

     

  

  

 

mp

 

 

      

 

(f)

 

   

 

 

Cl.

  

C


12

49     Fl. 

mf

    

 

 

 

Cl.

E. Gtr.

 

      

   

p

pp

3

   

p

             

     

(f)

    

 

 

  

   

mp

 

3

p

      3

   

     pp

    

  

  



 

  

 

 

 

3

  

  

 

        6

3 3         

 

 

 

  

  

 

ppp

       

6

      



6



         

3

3

6

   

       6

3    

        6

   

pp

p

    3           

 

mp

 



3

pp

 

3

                    

 

      3

6

3 3

3

 





(f)

3

6

bend-tremelo

p

 

(f)

p

  

pp

Vc.

3

  Vln.    

      

   

(f)

Vla.

3



 

(f)

 

     

(f)

Pno.

      

(f)

  Tpt.  Glock.

   

 

(f)  

Ob.

Alto Sax.

      

 

   

 

p



  

 

 

3

 

     pp

 

 

   

  

pp

 

   


13

 Ob.   55

  3

p

       

3   Tpt.             

p

Glock.

  

 

Pno.

  

pp

 

 Vln.  

              

  



6

  

      

3

 

  

 

 

 

           3

3        

  

  

3 

 

  

    

   3    

  

mst

   pp

 

 3          

     

mst



      

 

  mp

3

 

mp

  

     3

mp



ord

     



  

 



 

 

 

pp

  



3

    

 

 

  

 

       

msp

  

pp

Vc.

mst

   3

pp

  

Vla.



   

 

3

 


14

  

 

60

Fl.

  

Ob.

Perc.

E. Gtr.

(f)



 



 

D

 





 







 

   

3

(f)

3

  

3

  

   

 

 

3

  

    

 

 

 

(mf)

 

           

(f)

 

 

(f)

  

pizz.

f

  (f)

 

(f)

 

pp

p

 

(f)

 

 





     



 

(f)

(f)

msp

msp

(f)

 

 

 

 

mp

 

(mf)

p



  

3

(f)

 

(mf)

(f)

 

(f)

  

pp

 

   

 

   

(mf)

 

 

 

 

pp

Cb.



(mf)



  

Vc.

p

 Vln.  Vla.

 

(mf)

(mp)

3       Tpt.  

 

(mf)

 Alto Sax.  

Tbn.

 

Cl.

 

D

msp

3



 

ppp

   mp

ppp

          



  

arco

(mf)


    Fl.  64

pp

     

Ob.

 

pp

    p

Alto Sax.

Tpt.

Tbn.

    

 

Perc.

E. Gtr.

Pno.

    

  Vln.   Vla.

Vc.

                   mp  

  

    

   

mp

f

 

  

   

(f)

 

             p (f)

 

(mf)

 

 

 

 

(mf)

  

(f)

       

 

mp

 

 

  

 

 



  

3  

mp

 

  

   3            mp

fp



fp



 



fp



 



f

f

f

 

(f)

 

 

(f)

 

(f)

   

(mf)

(f)

 

6

3

       

p

msp

  

3

p

p

(f)

    

 

f

(f)

  

f

 

 

msp

 

f

 

 

 

(mf)

 

           3

6

mf

(ff)

ff

 6         

(f)

   

(ff)

ff

  

 

msp



mp

 

 

 



 

         



(mf)

 

 

mp

 

  Cb.  

mp

    

 

(f)

 

Cl.

            

          6

ff

15


16

 Fl.   68

 

mf

 

mf

Alto Sax.

Tpt.

Tbn.



Pno.

Vc.

  

   3

  

(f)

 

 

 

f

 

 mf   f

 p



p

 p

 

f



(f)

 

f

     

        

fp

     



 

   f

     

f

  

f



 

6

     mp

 

 p

 

f

  

  

(mf)

mp

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

  

  (f)

      mf

(mf)

 

mf

 

3    

adjust amp to setting "B"



mp

3

mp

msp

(f)

(mf)

 

mp

 

msp

 

msp

 

f



 

f

 

 

 

3

 

fp

 Vln.  

Cb.

Vla.

 

fp

   

 

 

 

Perc.

E. Gtr.

 

 

mf

   

 

       

  

Cl.

 

 

 

Ob.

 

6      

 

 

(mf)

 

    


E

 Fl. 

 

 

71

 

 

Ob.

    

Cl.

         

 

         

Tpt.

Perc.

f

  

 p

Cb.

3    

 

mp

E

   

3

f

 

       6

 

 3     6    

 

 

       

f

3

3

       3

mf



6

     

p

                 mf

          

3

3

6

3

3

move to keyboard

 





ff 3

p

f

             3

ff

     mf

6

3

          

mf

f

           6

6

    

6

mf

        

6

f

6

 

   

 

f

f



3

p

pp

f

mf

f

          

mp

f

6

  

3



p

    

f

     Vln. 

Vc.

         

Vla.

6

    

mp

   3

 

6

p

Pno.

 3

p

p

 

 Alto Sax.           6

              

17

 

 

 

 

 

(f)


18

 Fl.  74



    



      

   

 Tpt.  

mp

3

       

3

Perc.

  

Vla.

Vc.

   

  Cb.  

 

    mf

f

6

 

mp

3

f

    



 

6           

p

3    

mp



      mf

 



 

f

   

f

mf

mp

 

f

 

p

f

 

 

 

(f)

 

 

(f)

 



(mf) 6

       

 6       

   

  

f

 

(mf)

f



f

 

3

mp

p

 

 

 

mf

fp

   

   

 

p

3

  6        

    

  Vln.   

6

f

 

f

p

 

mf

mp

Tbn.

       

fp

      

6



      

mp 3

6

 

       

mp

6

f

Alto Sax.

 

 3

Cl.

 

f

Ob.

     f

     

f

  

 

(mf)

     f


19

       Fl.             77

F

f

 

Ob.

Cl.



 

 



  

mp

f

   3    Alto Sax.  

Tbn.



f

close mute

f

 

Vla.

 

Vc.

Cb.

  

arco

(f)

mp

         

f

        ff

scratch

(f)

3

3

mf



mf

3

 

 

 

mp

scratch

  

f

 

ff

 

3

  

 

 

  f

 

mp

 

(f)



f

 

  f

mp

 

 

   

(f)

 



 f

 

 

   3

 

mf

f

 

 

 

 



mp

 



p

 



 



3 3       

mp

f 3

3

 

3       

mute closed

 

f

      

 



3    

 

 

f

f

 

mp

    

  6

    

f

     

f

             3



     

6

      f

6            



 

f

f

        



                 

 

F       Vln. 

       

 

3

f

3

         

 

Perc.

3

 

f

f

 Tpt.  

3

6

             

(f)

 3

f

                       mf f

       3

 

3

 

         

   

scratch

(f)

mst

p

 


20

                Fl.           80

f

   6   

Ob.

 

Cl.

Alto Sax.

  

 Tpt.   Tbn. Perc.

     

 mp 

 

 

 

     

 

mp

 

3

  

3

Kbd.

 Vln.  Vla.

Vc.

   

to msp  

f

   

pp

 

  Cb.   f

 

(f)

 (f)

f





mp

  

 

close mute

 



(mp)

 

 

p

  

f

to msp

 

  

 

  

 mst

 pp

pp

fragile unstable tone



 

 p

f

 3

  

 

   mst



f

  



pp

       

ord

f

(f)





   

p

mp

       p G Tenderly q=76     







pp

f

     

fragile unstable tone

      

 



 



pp

3

q=76

p

   

6

   

f

E. Gtr.

      

      

mp

         

p

 

   

mp

             3

 

3     

         

 

G Tenderly  vib accel...  

mp

    



mst p

  

 

  


 Fl.  83

Ob.

vib rit...



 

fragile, unstable tone 



pp

p

  pp



 

 



 

Cl.

fragile unstable tone pp

 Tpt.   Tbn.

 

pp

 

Perc.

E. Gtr.

    p

 

 



pp

 

Kbd.

  

 Vln.   

mp

  

Vla.

f

 

Vc.

Cb.

mst

  mp









mst

mp

mst mp



3

 

  mp

 

to msp

   mp

   

 

 

f



 



        



 



       

3

 

pp

 

pp



 





pp

pp





 



 



fragile, unstable tone

vib accel...

pp

21







fragile, unstable tone

Alto Sax.

 

3

 



 

 fp

 

pp

mp



   p

 

 

f

 









 

mp



pp



 

pp

mst



  

mf

   

 

pp

  

mf

pp

 

pp

 

 


22

  Fl.  86

Ob.

Cl.

Alto Sax.

Tpt.

Tbn.

  

 





p

 

Cb.

  

 

pp

   pp

pp



 

to msp

   

  

 

   

 

to msp

to msp

 

(f)



  

3

mp

  



mf

(f)

    mf   

  

(f) msp

 

fast vibrato



shake





f fast vibrato

 

(f)

 



     

   

f

f

     



   

 



  

  



 

  

 



             3

(f)



   p

  



   





   



  

   

p

pp



mst

  

 

  

3

p

(f)

mf







 

 

 

 

3

  

f





f shake

3





scratch

  

3

    

  



   

pp

 

f

 3

  f

p

 

     

 



H



mf

mf

  

 

3

p



  

pp

Vc.

 

Vla.



     mf     

 Vln. 

   

   

   

H

pp

  

Kbd.



Perc.

E. Gtr.

3

   

pp

 

 

    

    

 



   fp

mst



pp

to mst

mst

 

p


 Fl.   90

Ob.

Alto Sax.



  

  

  



   

Perc.

mf

E. Gtr.

 p

p

 

Vln.

  

Vla.

            

   



mp



(f)

(f)



  

  

 

mp

 

pp

 



mst pp

Cb.

mst

pp



            

(f)

 3





p

   





 

   





















p



p



   

  

 



p

pp

 

   



 

   

 

   





   

   

  

p





pp

   

        

 mst 

Vc.





  

Kbd.

 

 

 

(f)

   p

Cl.

 



 

23



   

 





ppp

mst ppp


24

Cl.

Alto Sax.

Tbn.

I

  94

 

   mp

Vib.

E. Gtr.

ppp

 



to vibraphone, bow

 

   



p





 

3

 



mst

 





3





arco

(f)

  

   

3





           

  

  

(f)

3

3

 

pp

 3   3    



  

msp

 

 

   

3

 

   

 3

bowed



  

    



3

ppp

pp

(f)

ppp

Cb.



 

 pp 



   



  



 



(f)



mp

 

       Vln. 

Vc.

 

  

  

Vla.



I   

Kbd.



(mp)



Perc.





   



   



 

pp

 

3



    

  

   


  Fl.  

 

98

Alto Sax.  

3

  Tpt.  

Vib.

E. Gtr.

Vc.

 

 



(f)

mp

bow

 









pp



mute open

   





 

      Cb. 





ppp

pp

 





3        



  



(f)

      

  

 



 

(f)

flautando

3          



flautando

ppp

  p

  

   

 3

 3

   

 



mute closed

(f)

  

p

   

mp

 

  





to non pitched

flautando

pizz.

    

3  

   

3

bow

         ppp







   



    

    

3            



3  

mute open

   

mf



p

p

 

        3

                  

 

 Vln.  Vla.

        

  

Kbd.

3

   (f)

Tbn.

 

  

Cl.

(f)

Ob.

25



mute closed

  

   

    

 





        mp



mp

  3            pp

 

 

 

vib accel..



 

 3   


26

3         Ob.              

102

3

mp

Cl.

Tbn.

Vib.

E. Gtr.

Kbd.



 

p



     

   

 



    Vln.   pp

 

Vc.



  

   mp

3

  

p

 



bow

     

 

msp to ord

very soft mallets



       



 

molto vibrato

 3 



 

 

 

pp

  3

 

 









 





 

 



  3  

 

   

  mp





(f)

  3   



 



 

3

ppp



 



scratch

  



 

mp

 

 



p

Cb.

  

 

Vla.

p

 







 

 

 3  


27

J

 

106

Cl.

Vib.



   

very soft mallets ppp

 

   

E. Gtr.



   

  

  

  

 



 

 3      3



J

 Vc.

Cb.

  p



 



    



    

p

Kbd.

 

 



 

   3

      



(mf)

bow, to cymbal

  

  

  





    

arco

   



(f)

     

  



ppp

 

   

3

3

 

  

  

mst, fast vibrato

3       





   

flautando (senza vibrato)





 

    

         

 ppp






28



   114

Fl.

Alto Sax.





 

 Tpt.    Tbn.

E. Gtr.

Kbd.

pp



 



Cb.

 

 



 3     pp

  

Vc.

mf

 

p

3

   p

arco

 

 msp

   

 



p



 

 

mp

  

3

  p possible

(f)

   

(f)

 









(f)

(f)

  

   

3



mp



5

 

(f)

 

  

     



 

  





molto vibrato



mf

 

 

msp

     

   

3       





(f)

 

(f)

3  

 

     (f)

  

    

(f)



 

  3

 

  

              3

3 



   

   

3

(f)

 



3

 

(f)

   

3



f

 

 

    

 

 

    

(f)

(f)

(f)











 

pp

  

molto vibrato msp

 

(f)





  

 

 

  3

   

  



 

   

3

to glockenspiel

    

  

mute open

 

mute open



 

mp

bowed cymbal

p

  Vln.   Vla.

 

   

mp

   

p

pp

mp

    



  

3

3

  



 

Perc. Glock.

 

pp

 

  

 

Cl.

pp

Ob.



  

3

  

   

      3

   

3

  


  Fl.   119

(f)

29

 

Ob.

   

Cl.

(f)

  

E. Gtr.

  

(f)

  



 

 



 

  p

Kbd.

Vln.

  

   

Vc.

 

  

 

(f)

     (f)

    



    3

    



  

  

 

  3

    

 

3

  





  

  

  

 

  

3

 

   

    

  

  

l.v.

   

 

(f)

   

3





  

Vla.

Cb.

  

 



   

(f)

Tbn.

3

(f)

Alto Sax.   Tpt.

 

 

3

   

  

 

     




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