Commedia dell'Arte

For Solo Violin and String Orchestra

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Full Score - Study
Performing Ensemble: Violin with Orchestra
Item Number: 446-41282
Number of Pages: 48
Duration: 0:17:00
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Given the opportunity to create a concertante work for violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the spirited New Century Chamber Orchestra, violinist-turned-composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich looked to the commedia dell’arte tradition for a special theatrical program. With movements depicting the Harlequin, Columbine, and Captain characters from Italian Renaissance romantic comedies, Zwilich has created a playful, charming, and dramatic work, also adding percussion surprises for extra color in the string orchestra. For advanced players. Parts are available on rental.

Commedia dell'Arte

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Commedia dell'Arte - Rental
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Additional Information

Composition Date 2012
Orchestration Solo Vln.; Str.orch.(dbl. Perc.)


I. Arlecchino
II. Columbina
III. Capitano
IV. Cadenza and Finale