Composed by Nicole Chamberlain
for Piccolo and Piano with Silent Film
Published by Spotted Rocket
Includes score and piccolo part
Le Charmeur was commissioned by flutist Lisa Bartholow. Bartholow's love of silent and classic films inspired the composer to find a short silent film that fit the requested instrumentation of piccolo and piano. “Le Charmeur” is a French silent film created in 1906 by Segundo de Chomón. A charmer, in the film, attempts magic using his flute to create beautiful butterfly women, but it does not turn out the way he hopes. The music is synched to the film, and can be performed with the film. However, the musicians can choose not to perform with the film and the music can still stand on its own.
Piccolo Extended Techniques:
Cha and Za – In a “beat boxing” style, use these syllables as articulation for the pitch indicated in the notation. This will not produce a full tone, but more of a breathy percussive effect.
kiss – Make a “kiss” sound. As loud as possible.
Pitch bending – Bend pitch down or up (in direction of the arrow) a quarter tone by playing flat or bending the pitch by rolling in headjoint.