Catalogue

Compositions by Natalia Pispini


Choral

Fire-Flowers on E.P. Johnson’s poem, for a cappella SATB chorus (2017)  [2’16”]

sharpness of northern lands, desolating fire, bitterness in soul, hopes lost and found again… neo-romantic style, intermediate to advanced level

The Gods of Old are Silent on G.G. Byron’s poem, for mixed 2-parts chorus, piano and flute (2017)    [2’20”]     self-published  

Greek mythology theme, narrative character, solemn mood… neo-romantic, natural modes, amateur / beginner level

Two choral songs on Alexander Blok’s poems for chorus SATTB,  SATB a cappella (2016self-published

  1. Я стремлюсь к роскошной воле / I Seek for the splendid vast [2’09”]
  2. После дождя / After the rain [2’00”]

freedom value and admiration of nature, resembles of old Russian choral music and impressionistic style… intermediate to advanced level

The First Dandelion on a Walt Whitman’s poem  for chorus SATB and piano (2016)[2’07”]

spring nature awakening, sunny, joyful… romantic, intermediate to advanced level

Songs of Spring on Walt Whitman’s poems  for chorus SATB a cappella (2014-2016)  self-published  

  1. The First Dandelion [1’43”]
  2. After the Dazzle of Day [2’30”]
  3. Out of May’s Shows Selected [1’50”]

spring early blossom, night sky symphony, May’s abundant florescence… romantic, neo-romantic, advanced level


Vocal

Soul Songs of a Russian Country Girl on Alexey Koltsov’s poems, for female vocal trio (2016)

  1. Так и рвется душа / So much the soul is breaking away [2’06”]
  2. Я любила его / I loved him [2’53”]
  3. Я затеплю свечу / I will light a candle [2’27”]

young girl’s love, parting, revenge and death… Russian ethnic and romance style, romantic, neo-romantic,  advanced level


Solos

Sunset Gleams of Ardas River for alto flute (2016) [3’59”], [1’02”]

calmness in air, evening, sunset reflection on water, Greek ethnic dance echos… contemporary neo-romantic style, enneatonic modes, advanced level

Desert Baroque Suite for cello and fixed media (2014 – ) in progress

loneliness and rainy days, lost hopes, past feelings… Baroque dance rhythms with unusual modal touches, landscape recordings background, advanced level


Ensembles

String Ensembles

Polly’s Secret Life, suite of 3 pieces for two violins (2014 – ) in progress

second ego, self-reflection, inner dialog, madness, weird character…contemporary, tonal and atonal, palindrome/mirror techniques, advanced level

Two Salon Pieces  for string quartet (2014-2016)  self-published  

  1. Expectation (Tempo do Valse) [2′]
  2. Determination (Tempo di Mazurka) [1’57”]

feelings of love and despair… salon old-fashion-like dance music, romantic, neo-romantic style,  intermediate to advanced level


Flute Ensembles

Morning Leaves Palette for flute quartet (2017)

  1. Adagio quasi sognando [5’18”]
  2. Allegretto fragile [2’05”]

lights and shades in morning forest, blurred palettes, echos, color shimmering… contemporary post-impressionistic style, advanced level


Guitar Ensembles

On Desert Rose, musical poem for guitar quartet (2017) [11′]

Arabic maqams indluence, birth of an unexpected beauty and waiting for love in vain… programmatic and polythematic music, neo-romantic and impressionistic style, advanced level


Woodwind Ensembles

Pagodas Sailing in Clouds, for woodwind quartet (2017) [3’04”]

appearing and disappearing in clouds, mysterious shapes and shades, abstract character… Asian pentatonic scales, polymodality, counterpoint, ethnic and contemporary style, advanced level  


Mixed Ensembles (2 to 6 players)

In Yellow Waves, 2 contrapuntal pieces for Bb trumpet, alto saxophone and drums (2016-2017)   self-published   

  1. Larghetto e dondolante [1’57”]
  2. Allegretto energico [1’47”]              

inspired by desert landscape adventures, energetic, active rhythmically and harsh in pitches. counterpoint and bimodality, advanced level


Large Mixed Ensembles (7 players and more)

Septet-Sonata for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, double bass and piano         in progress

modeled on Henry Purcell’s trio-sonatas, neo-baroque style

I Dreamed of Heathland… for flute, oboe, percussion (3 players), mandolin and harpsichord (2016) [3’05”]

somnambulant, misty, obscure images, illogical and atonal music, contemporary, advanced level

Over Cool Waters Bridge for flexible score: flute, oboe (or Bb clarinet), bass clarinet (or bassoon), contrabassoon (or double bass), harp (or guitars), celesta  and harpsichord (or piano for 4 hands) (2016) [3’22”]

autumn elegiac mood, falling leaves, flashes of previous happiness, last hopes… Japanese-like style with pentatonic scales, tonal music, easy to play


Orchestral

Eortastiko for chamber orchestra (2017) [3’32”]

Greek liturgical theme of Easter chant, festive and sonorous, contemporary synthetic form of fractals, natural modes

The God Abandons Antony (2014 – ) in progress


Electronic

Wind, don’t take me away (2017) [2’26”]   

Transparent Green (2016) [6’36”]                 

Serenade (2016)

In Yellow…sh Waves (2016) [1’48”]              

Morning Sketches (2014)

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