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

Weaves and Tangles, for flute (2018) [3’53”], [2’44’’], [4’28’’]

3 character pieces inspired by nature and human weird psychology as well as, metaphorically, by intertwining brunches of trees,  contemporary and neo-romantic style, advanced level

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  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)

Our Best Wishes, for woodwind quartet (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon) and percussion (triangle, tambourine, cowbell, glockenspiel) (2017) [2’59”]

inspired by Greek carols, Italian Renaissance style music and Russian snow… rhythmical and joyful, for special occasion of winter celebrations… intermediate to advanced level

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) [3’31”]

Greek liturgical theme of Easter chant, festive and sonorous, contemporary fractal-like  form, natural modes, intermediate to advanced level

The God Abandons Antony  in progress

 


Electronic

All my ‘classical’ music scores receive comprehensive computer-generated sound. You can hear them at the posts related to compositions above.

Besides that, I used to arrange those scores with a range of electronic sounds and rhythms. Check my portfolio page Electronic, section Auto-Arrangements, to get more information about it.

I produce electronic music originating on its own, with or without classical scores. Check my portfolio page Electronic, sections Original Compositions, to get more information.

 

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