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Stephen Vincent Casellas

Alligator hunting in a dead Everglade s

(2019)

For Solo Viola Duration: 3 minutes


LEGEND Shows amount of overpressure

Quarter sharp

Quarter flat

Dim. into silence

Stomp foot

Make bubble popping sound with mouth. Height of notehead determines approx. pitch.

Lightly finger given pitch, then slightly slide between notes. Don’t gliss.

Sustain and/or gliss. If no pitch specified, play approximate.

Click tongue

Width of vibrato is one whole tone around pitch.

Crushed note/full overpressure.

Short fermata

Tap or stomp tippy-toes

Speak/shout Height of notehead determines approx. pitch.

From fundamental to natural harmonic, and vise versa.

Fully finger given pitch, then slightly slide in direction given. Don’t gliss.

Short, sudden burst of volume

Bowing Long fermata

ST: sul tasto ORD: ordinary CLB: col legno battuto SP: sul ponticello MSP: molto sul ponticello VB: vertical bowing


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Like my 2017 work, River of Grass, this solo viola music is inspired by the Florida Everglades and is yet another plea to preserve it.

This work follows the journey of an alligator in the Florida Everglades on the hunt, with "the eyes" being those of the hungry gator's. The viola occasionally mimics the calls of some birds found in the Everglades, such as the Aningha and Snowy Egret. The alligator swims around, or waits, for its prey. Mangroves rustle in the wind, water splashing against their roots. At the end of the music, the gator ďŹ nally catches its prey.

Florida's Everglades ecosystems are continually become more endangered thanks to big oil making attempts to frack in the preserve, with the eventual goal of drilling for proďŹ t. This must end.


Alligator hunting in a dead Everglades Stephen Vincent Casellas (ASCAP)

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3 *increasingly heavy, slow, creaky bow

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Alligator hunting in a dead Everglades  

sheet music for solo viola

Alligator hunting in a dead Everglades  

sheet music for solo viola

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