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by Nicolas Scherzinger

Duration: 9minutes

for alto saxophone and piano


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Mirage, for alto saxophone and piano


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Above live performance is by Julia Nolan, saxophone, and Terence Dawson, piano.

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MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - download a PDF copy

Click here (Saxophone) to download a copy of the published saxophone part (slight reduced)

Click here (Piano Score) to download a copy of the published piano score (slight reduced)

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MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - order a hardcopy

To order a hard copy of the music, please contact Nicolas Scherzinger directly (email below). A paypal option to order hard copies of music will be available soon (2012).

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NOTE: whether you download a copy of the score, or order a hardcopy, if you decide to perform the piece in public, please let me know about it via email, or even send me a program.
Thank you, Nicolas

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Mirage, for alto saxophone and piano, is a short, single movement work that explores the visual effect of a mirage, but in an aural sound world. Musical ideas are continually shifting, appearing and then suddenly disappearing, producing effects of surrealism and distorted realities. By about the halfway point into the piece, both the saxophone and piano attempt to "attach" themselves to a single idea in hopes of solidifying reality. After an intense struggle, the opening "mirage-like" elements return and the piece "wisps" away.

Mirage is dedicated to my good friend, saxophonist Jon Gudmundson.

Premiered in Rochester, New York. April 23, 1998

Nicolas Scherzinger, Rochester, NY, 1998