Solo electric violin and orchestra (2 1 2 1 -- 1 1 0 2 -- 3 -- hp, cel -- str -- Solo Violin
Percussion I: sandpaper, orch bells, sus cym, lg cr cym (tam, t.-t.)
Percussion II: vib, xyl, s.d. (sus. cym.)
Percussion III: mar, t.-t., tam, sm cr cym, tmp, sm trg (sus. cym.)) - Late Intermediate
Composed by Steven Sametz (1954-). Concerto/Feature. 21st Century. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #7378. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.7378).
Item Number: EC.7378
Be/dazzled, concertino for Electric Violin and Chamber Orchestra, draws its inspiration from the first line of a text that is a paraphrase of the second Logion (sayings attributed to Christ) from the Gospel according to Thomas: "Let him seek and cease not 'til he finds, and when he finds he will be troubled, and when he has been troubled, he shall marvel; and he will reign over the All." The solo violinist is cast as the seeker. The opening cadenza has a searching quality which is developed in a dialogue between the soloist and the orchestra. The ending moves towards the idea of the title: that there is an opening into dazzling brilliance and understanding of the All. .