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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.

Audio excerpts performed by Adam Marks.

 


Also related:

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".



     
     
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Score available for $12.00 print, $8.00 digital,
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Spark
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 spark from a life filled with passion and delight, burning brightly, intensely, and without end.

 
Arcana Album Alex Shapiro has produced a significant album of her solo piano works, including SPARK, beautifully performed by New York pianist Adam Marks. The 2020 disc, ARCANA, has been released on Innova Recordings 041.  
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An adaptation of Spark for chamber sextet, titled Perpetual Spark, was recorded in September 2013 by Fifth House Ensemble, for their Cedille Records 2014 CD, Excelsior, produced by Judith Sherman.  
 

Enjoy Adam Marks performing the first track, SPARK,
on the CD ARCANA, at Yamaha Artist Services
in New York City, September 2020:

 

 

 
 
 
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