Unsung Chordata

Melinda Wagner

Score and Parts
Instrumentation: Flute (doubling Piccolo), Clarinet in Bb (doubling Bass Clarinet), Violin, Cello, Percussion, Piano
Item Number: 114-41908
Number of Pages: 48+8+8+12+8+12+16
Duration: 14:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Print


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Composing for Boston Music Viva on a Fromm Foundation grant, Melinda Wagner drew inspiration from an astounding video of an industrious little pufferfish and his sand artistry. Working 24 hours a day, he carves out a beautiful medallion of swirls and ridges, in the hope of attracting a sweetheart. Wagner has written, “I was so moved by the careful preparation,determination, patience, and artistry of this little fish, who has no guarantees of finding true love.The phenomenon reminded me very much of the act of composing – of creating something out of nothing, with few guarantees.”

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