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VIOLA SHEET MUSIC

    No bad jokes on Dantalian's Viola Music Page, just information about our  publications of Donald Martino's compositions for your instrument.  Mr. Martino has written with the viola's best characteristics in mind.  The music is soulful, plaintive and never a display of meaningless virtuosity as in the style of some compositions of our time.  There are two works with piano, separated by 40 years: The 1954 THREE DANCES -- much performed in it's day, retired and now revived --- recall the works of Bartok; the recent THREE SAD SONGS, composed for Samuel Rhodes through the generosity of the Cooledge Foundation, recall the music of Donald Martino.  About the premiere of the SAD SONGS in Coolidge Hall of the Library of Congress, the Washington Post observed: "the first piece, 'Processional,' conveys the viola's yearning over chords in the piano.  'Reflections' begins with the piano line both whimsically and touchingly set against the plainive viola.  As the assertiveness of their statements grows, so does the interplay between the parts.  The viola solo that starts 'Soliloquoy and Cavatina' dies away but soon is joined by the distant ambient chimes of the piano."
    But the viola plays an important role in  a great many of Mr. Martino's chamber works, including the early STRING TRIO, four STRING QUARTETS, the QUARTET FOR CLARINET AND STRINGS, and:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning NOTTURNO:"endlessly fascinating...the piece swarms with color, delicious noises, and eerily magical gestures" - The Boston Globe; "the kaleidoscopic range of activity moves from beautiful accompanied melodies to overwhelming complexity.  Textures so dense as to belie the fact that only six instrumentalists are playing give way to extatic suspensions or to whimsy or loneliness.  Martino brings his great aural sensitivity to bear on the timbral quality of the mixed ensemble.  Exquisite and dazzling combinations of instrumets abound." - American Music

STRING QUARTET IV: "an intricately plotted, ferociously intense musical drama.  The gestures are broad, uninhibited, full of expressive variety" - New York  Magazine; "has the immediacy of a vivid dream...unrelentingly dense, tense and active in its affect of physical experience beyond volition." - Fanfare

 

All Sheet Music Editions of Donald Martino's Viola Music
Previously Published by The E.C. Schirmer Music Co./Ione Press
Are  Now Published by Dantalian, Inc.

NOTTURNOCC

(1973, Naumburg commission, 1974 Pulitzer Prize) Flutes (Picc, Fl, Alto), Clarinets (Bb and fully extended Bass), Vln alt Vla, Vc, 1 or 2 Perc, Pf (16 minutes)

DSE523

DSE523a

 

Conductor's Score

Study Score

Cued Parts

$65.00

$15.00

For Rent

PIANO QUARTET

(1951) Vln, Vla, Vc, Pf (9 minutes)

DSE510M*

DSE510Ma-d*

Study Score

Parts, set

$9.00

$30.00

QUARTET

(1957) Cl, Vln, Vla, Vc (23 minutes)

DSE525

DSE525a-d

Study Score

Score-Parts, set

$25.00

$50.00

SETTE CANONI ENIGMATICI

(1955) Puzzle Canons with various solutions. DSE526b and c may be combined to make mixed quartet ensembles (12 minutes)

 

DSE526a

DSE526b

DSE526c

Score-Parts for:

- String Quartet, ea. copy

- 2 Vlas & 2 Vc, ea copy

- Cls (2 Bb, Alt, Bs), ea  copy

 

$10.00

$10.00

$10.00

STRING QUARTET No 2

(1952, Winner, 1952 BMI SCRA Award, 17 min.)

DSE511M*

DSE511Ma-d*

Study Score

Parts,set

$15.00

$20.00

STRING QUARTET No 3

(1953, Finalist 1953 Queen of Belgium String Quartet Competition, 22 minutes)

DSE513M*

DSE513Ma-d*

Study Score

Cued Parts, set

$20.00

$35.00

STRING QUARTET No 4C

(1983, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge commission for the Juilliard String Quartet, First Prize, 1985 Friedheim Award, 30 minutes)

DSE505

DSE505a-d*

Study Score

Cued Parts and Scores

$20.00

$80.00

STRING QUARTET No 5P

(2004, 18 min)

DSE535

DSE535a-d

Score

Parts, set 

$15.00

$50.00

STRING TRIO

(1954) Vln, Vla, Vc (20 minutes)

DSE515M*

DSE515Ma-c*

Study Score

Cued Parts, set

$20.00

$40.00

THREE DANCES

(1954) Viola and Piano (10 minutes)

DSE514M*

 

$25.00

THREE SAD SONGS

(1993, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge commission for Samuel Rhodes) Viola and Piano (14 minutes)

DSE509

 

$15.00

* = Not printed in quantity; allow one month for delivery. = Prepublication item, inquire as to availability; C = Commercial Recording (Number of C's indicates number of recordings).  P = Perusal Tape. M = Manuscript. = Repertory Selection "Director's Guide to Festival and Contest Music" (The Instumentalist). DSE = Dantalian; McG&M = McGinnis & Marx.


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