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Daugherty, Michael - Fire and Blood - Violin and Piano - arranged and edited by Michael Daugherty - published by Hal Leonard

Item# 1000 103

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  • Instrumentation: Violin & Piano
  • Composer: Daugherty
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard
Michael Daugherty's violin concerto Fire and Blood was commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and premiered in 2003 by the DSO and Ida Kavafian. The work was inspired by Diego Rivera's famous "Detroit Industry" murals, housed at the Detroit Institute of Arts, which depict scenes from the early days of the automobile industry that formed the backbone of the city's economy. Each movement represents a different element of those paintings: the first movement, entitled "Volcano," is all about fire - fire from factory furnaces, and fire from real volcanoes, like the ones surrounding Rivera's hometown of Mexico City. "River Rouge," the second movement, nods to both the real river of that name upon which one of the largest auto factories was built, and also to the red color of blood, which appears often in the paintings. The final movement, "Assembly Line," is a mechanical ode to the collaboration of man and machine, and the golden years of industrial America.

This edition for violin and piano reduction is arranged by the composer, and the violin part is edited by Ida Kavafian. Published by Hendon Music (Boosey & Hawkes). Distributed by Hal Leonard.

Difficulty: A6

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Daugherty, Michael - Diamond in the Rough - Violin, Viola, and Percussion - Hendon Music Edition

Item# B000 103

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  • Composer: Daugherty
  • Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Though it is a decidedly modern composition, Michael Daugherty's Diamond in the Rough is, in fact, all about Mozart - man and myth. As one of the most famous composers in history, his life was more than susceptible to becoming legendary. Each movement of this work for violin, viola, and percussion focuses on a different facet of this "gem" among composers: "Magic" is, of course, a nod to his opera "The Magic Flute," even incorporating the glockenspiel, which played an important part in the opera. The second movement, "Fifty-Five Minutes Past Midnight," refers to the time of night at which Mozart is said to have passed away. It evokes an eerie, chilly feeling, in part by means of crystal glasses filled with water, which the percussionist plays by rubbing the rims; this creates a sound reminiscent of the glass armonica, which Mozart was known to include in his compositions. Finally, the raucous "Wig Dance" is explained by the composer's reputation for partying heartily. This piece is a great choice for advanced players in search of something out of the ordinary!

This edition contains a score and parts for violin, viola, and percussion (the score is the percussion part). Published by Hendon Music (Boosey & Hawkes), distributed by Hal Leonard.

Difficulty: A6

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