You have already purchased this score. To download and print the PDF file of this score, click the 'Print' button below.
The purchases page in your account also shows your items available to print.
This score is available free of charge. Just click the print button below.
Paper Doll is a delicate piece which demands control, sensitivity and versatility from each performer in order to convey the child-like, innocent quality of the subtle motifs and melodies.
Written for the Lunar Saxophone Quartet, Paper Doll was composed as a deliberate juxtaposition to much of the current Saxophone Quartet repertoire.
As the title suggests, the music is child-like and playful in style, but very fragile and delicate. Almost entirely "sempre p" throughout, Paper Doll explores the use of different combinations of instruments within the ensemble. The use of silence and space in the music is a vital component to the ambience - the silences within the piece should be interpreted by the players as part of the performance itself, as it is the differences in texture which create the "brittle" fluidity of the music.
The continuously quiet dynamics and full use of the range of the instruments demands control, sensitivity and versatility from each performer in order to convey the innocent quality of the piece. Subtle motifs and melodies are intertwined, interlocked and exchanged between each part, ensuring that each performer has a vital part to play.
This piece is also available as a hard copy from www.astute-music.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=43
Score Exchange has two methods of display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:
You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.
Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. Scorch generally works well if you're using a windows computer, but is currently not compatible with modern Mac computers or mobile devices.
If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.
In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Astute Music has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.
The PDF of this score should start downloading automatically, or alternatively click the download button below, or use this link to download the pdf.