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Sheet Music: Score

Attack : solo viola / Andrew Schultz.

by Andrew Schultz (1990)

  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 23 Apr 2019.
  • Library Availability: 787.3/SCH 1 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Viola.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Patricia Pollett, Belinda Webster from the CD Viola power

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Attack is a little piece that was composed in 1990 for my wife, the violist Nicole Saintilan, as a remedy for that most pervasive and tragic of conditions: viola melancholia. Perhaps because of its register or its other innate qualities the viola's repertoire seems largely made up of gloomy elegies and wimpy sad plaints. Attack was therefore written as a chance for a violist to behave like a real barbarian (a hidden wild streak not uncommonly being a character trait of violists) and to leave tender emotion elsewhere in the program. If I say that the piece was originally a snippet for e flat clarinet called After Figaro and that Attack had a provisional subtitle of After After Figaro you may see a few connections which may hint at this being a rude gesture in the direction of at least one long dead - but, alas, never to be forgotten - composer.

Published by: Wirripang [M-720072-82-1] — 1 score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — A.Mus.A.

Duration: 5 mins, 10 sec.

Dedicated to Nicole Saintilan

First performance by Nicole Saintilan — 18 Oct 90. University of Wollongong.

Includes program note and biography of composer.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2007.

ISMN: M-720072-82-1

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Viola power
CD: Viola power / Patricia Pollett, viola.

Digital Audio: Attack / Andrew Schultz ; performed by Patricia Pollett, Belinda Webster


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