by Nicolas Scherzinger
Duration: 11 minutes
for piano quintet (2 violins, viola, cello and piano)
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Simmer, for piano quintet
Shimmer, for piano quintet
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Above live performance is by Meridian Phase II
MUSIC (SCORE and PARTS) - download a PDF copy
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or order a hardcopy, if you decide to perform the piece in public, please
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Shimmer (2006), for piano quintet, is influenced by a recent hike I took in the Syracuse area. One evening in early spring, shortly before sunset, I sat alone by a lake, completely surrounded by dark, tree-covered hills. As the sun began its final descent below the horizon, fewer and fewer beams of light found their way through the shadows of the trees. A light breeze wisp across the lake causing tiny ripples, and a shimmering dance of lights began on the surface of the lake. The sun slowly departed, and the flickering of lights gradually came to an end, leaving the lake a dark mirror. Although the piece is not specifically programmatic, Shimmer is a very much musical depiction of the images I witnessed that day. Shimmer is a single movement work of approximately 11 minutes and was commissioned by and is dedicated to the performers of the Meridian Phase II ensemble
Premiered at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City,
New York, March 6, 2006.