“Scat” by David Stock with Boston Musica Viva feat. Emily Thorner

LIVE- Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA (April 14, 2018)

Music Director: Richard Pittman

Violin: Gabriela Diaz
Cello: Jan Müller-szeraws
Clarinet: William Kirkley
Percussion: Robert Schulz
Flute: Sarah Brady
Soprano: Emily Thorner

Video by Nicole Parks

From the composer, David Stock (1939-2015):
“Scat was written in 1970-71 for the Boston Musica Viva, Richard Pittman, conductor, which gave the first performance. Because of the difficulties of the vocal line, I was unsure whether anyone other than Phyllis would be able to perform it, but I am delighted that at least two other outstanding sopranos, Elsa Charlston (who premiered it) and Lynne Webber, have mastered the part. The voice is treated as a slightly-more-than-equal partner to the instruments.”

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