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Five Mise-en-scènes for Piano. Book 1 (solo piano)

by Richard Vella (2019)

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From the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 137

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 137


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 137 / Works by Richard Vella.

Library shelf no. CD 3219 [Available for loan]

Five mise-en-scènes for piano. Book 1


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Five mise-en-scènes for piano. Book 1 / Richard Vella.

Library shelf no. 786.2/VEL 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

These five solos (Mise-en-scenes #1 to #5) constitute Book 1. They are piano arrangements of previously commissioned works for film, stage or concert music.
Each of these solos can be perfomed separately. A mise-en-scène is a term used in film and theatre. It refers to a visual image of a situation in which all the elements in the image combine to communicate a dramatic moment. The five solos are either exact transcriptions from the original scores or arrangements to express the essence of the original scenes from the film or theatre productions. Hence the use of the term mise-en-scène as these solos capture the musical drama of each of the original scenes. Musically, the solos explore asymmetrical phrasing and meters combined with seven note modal (# 1 to #4) or eight note scalar (#5) harmonies.

Work Details

Year: 2019

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Mise-en-scènes 1 and 4 are easy. Mise-en-scènes 2, 3 & 5 range are advanced.

Contents note: Mise-en-scène #1 -- Mise-en-scène #2 -- Mise-en-scène #3 -- Mise-en-scène #4 -- Mise-en-scène #5.

Pieces composed between 1998 and 2006.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:

The composer notes: The original music for the film 'Renzo Piano:piece by piece', upon which Mise-en-scènes 1 and 3 are arrangements of, was awarded best music for a documentary film by the Australian Guild of Screen Composers in 1999.


Performances of this work

1 Jul 21.

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