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Perpetual Spark

(Flute/piccolo, violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano).
Total duration ca. 7 minutes (2011)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).

Commissioned in 2011.
One movement work. 26 pages, 8.5" x 11".

Premiered February 21, 2012 in Chicago, IL by Fifth House Ensemble.

Audio excerpts from the live concert premiere at the Chicago Cultural Center, February 2012, performed by Fifth House Ensemble.


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Spark

(Solo piano).
Total duration ca. 7 minutes (2011)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
Commissioned in 2011.
One movement work. 9 pages, 8.5" x 11".


Premiered in November 2011 in Santa Clara, California and New York City by Teresa McCollough, piano.

Live New York City concert premiere recording by Teresa McCollough, piano, November 17, 2011.



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Perpetual Spark was recorded in September 2013 by Fifth House Ensemble, for their Cedille Records Summer 2014 CD, Exclesior, produced by Judith Sherman.
     
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The music of the sextet, Perpetual Spark, was first composed for solo piano in a piece simply titled, Spark. Each note was inspired by the life, love, energy and heart of Dale Mara Bershad, a gifted musician who often used her talents to share the joy of expression and wonder with young children. As a mother, teacher, and performer, Mara’s remarkable inner light cast an indelible glow. Her essence remains radiant and present: a perpetual spark from a life filled with passion and delight, burning brightly, intensely, and without end.

 
 
 
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