Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : A little Night Music
No. of times Viewed (January 2019) :15
Total No. of times Viewed :2290
No. of Media Uploads :0(Videos -0, MP3 - 0, Photos - 0)
Dificulty Rating :
Level :
Composer / Arranger : Calabrese, Helmut Christoferus
Composer / Arranger Details: Helmut Christoferus Calabrese is a composer born in Germany in 1957; he immigrated to the U.S. in 1962. At the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in composition, his teachers included Richard Elliot, Theodore Antoniou, and Andrew Rudin. At New York University, were he earned his Ph.D. in composition, his teacher was Ron Mazurek. At the Berklee College of Music, Calabrese studied film scoring techniques with Michael Rendish. Following his doctorate, Dr. Calabrese began teaching music and became a founding member of the music publishing company Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC. His writing styles can be classified in the genres of “serious” classical, “light” classical and contemporary gospel. His “sound” and film scores manifest influences of Ennio Morricone, Edgard Varese, and Bernard Herrmann. Coming from a concert music background, Dr. Calabrese applies to film scoring the orchestration and dramatic setting skills he acquired composing orchestral works including a one-act opera The Pearl (1979), and most recently he has completed the film score for the feature film Il Gioco É Fatto? for the Italian director Francseco Russo; this film will be released on May 7, 2011 in theaters throughout Italy. Dr. Calabrese has received ASCAPLUS awards from 2003 to 2009 by ASCAP. He was nominated by two United States Congressional Bills (1989) and (1991) to designate his song, “The Most Beautiful Lady in the World: Statue of Liberty Anthem” as official anthem of Statue of Liberty. He was also nominated by two State of New Jersey Bills (2002) and (2004) that “call on congress to designate” this anthem as the official anthem of the Statue of Liberty. Information on Dr. Calabrese can be found at the following website: www.HelmutCalabrese.com
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Timpani
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis commissioned by Calabrese Brothers Music
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 / 
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :5
Special Needs :
Sheet Music Available From :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com/      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :A Little Night Music for four timpani (one player) was completed in March 2005 and is dedicated to Peter Jarvis. There are four movements with the following sub-titles: I Children’s Night, II Moonlight, III Nightmare, and IV Birth Night. The goal of this music is to show the lyrical qualities of this instrument.
The title of the composition is a play on the word “night” because the composition is a metaphorical representation of different aspects of the symbol “night.” Within the drama of A Little Night Music, a complete life-cycle is programmed into the four movements. The “Children’s Night” reflects the innocent and helpless nature of youth that is powerless in this world when their destruction is imminent. The “Moonlight” is the beautiful quality of youth and nature. The “Nightmare” is the force of destruction in the world. “Birth Night” represents a new birth—one that occurs in the night. And a birth into the night is a birth into the mysterious realm of our existence: the spiritual realm. - Helmut Christoferus Calabrese
Member Rating :  2Vote(s)
Rate This Piece :      
Scheduled Performances : Update
Who Venue Date Time
Nicolas Doktor William Paterson University, NJ - USA 2011-11-08 12:30 PM
Nicolas Doktor William Paterson University, NJ - USA 2011-11-08 07:30 PM
Nicolas Doktor William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ USA 2011-04-25 07:30 PM
   Add to Favourite Add to Favourite
    Invite a friend to join PMO
     Print this page      Tell a friend
  Spot an error
  Know something about this piece? Tell Us
  Know a piece not on PMO? Post It Now!