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Magic with Everyday Objects

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Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $26.99


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
String Bass
Electric Guitar


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Magic With Everyday Objects is a piece on the verge of a nervous breakdown, in which the "everyday" building blocks of music are turned upside-down. Chords slide relentlessly out of tune, repetitive melodies become hopelessly entangled, and a schmaltzy piano melody perseveres through a frenzy of sound. This is a piece about finding beauty and rapture in the midst of chaos, and about acknowledging the chaos that lies just beneath the surface of beauty.

Magic with Everyday Objects is dedicated to NOW Ensemble, a group that can make magic out of anything. It was premiered during the 2007 Bang On A Can Marathon in New York City.

- Program Note by composer

For NOW Ensemble.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Wind Ensemble (David M. Jacobs, conductor) – 4 December 2019
  • NOW Ensemble – 4 November 2014

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