2014 – for Chamber Orchestra or Symphony Orchestra (8:00)

INSTRUMENTATION

Chamber Orchestra
1.1(+eh).2(+bc,tsx).1 / 1.1.1.0 / Pno., 2 Perc. / 1.1.1.1.1

Full Orchestra
2.2(+eh).2(+bc).2 / 2.2.2.1 / Timp. / Pno., Hp., 2 Perc. / Str.


PERUSAL SCORE

Five – Six – Seven – Eight (Chamber Orchestra version)


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NOTES

Five – Six – Seven – Eight is inspired by and dedicated to Alarm Will Sound, for whom the work is written. The opportunity to write for an ensemble with the timbral palette of a full orchestra but the locked-in tightness of a Pro Tools session perhaps overly piqued my imagination, and I wanted to use this piece to explore a greater range of textures and ideas than one coherent movement could reasonably accommodate. As such, the work consists of four miniatures, each between one and two minutes in length. The title, a reference to the common bandstand count-in, reflects the different dance-inspired characters of each miniature.

The work in its original Chamber Orchestra instrumentation was premiered by Alarm Will Sound at the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival in Columbia, Missouri.

The version for Symphony Orchestra was commissioned and premiered by Yaniv Segal and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

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PERFORMANCES

October 1, 2016
Morrison Center, Boise, ID
Boise Philharmonic; Aram Demirjian, conductor

September 30, 2016
Brandt Center, Nampa, ID
Boise Philharmonic; Aram Demirjian, conductor

August 2016
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz, CA
Cabrillo Festival Orchestra; conductors TBD

April 2016
Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Contemporary Directions Ensemble; Oriol Sans, conductor

December 2015
Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN
Indiana University New Music Ensemble; David Dzubay, conductor

November 2015
Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN
Indiana University New Music Ensemble; David Dzubay, conductor

April 2015
Hayes Hall, Naples, FL
Naples Philharmonic; Yaniv Segal, conductor

February 27, 2015
Wesley United Methodist Church, Marco Island, FL
Naples Philharmonic; Yaniv Segal, conductor

February 26, 2015
First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, FL
Naples Philharmonic; Yaniv Segal, conductor

July 2014
Missouri Theatre, Columbia, MO
Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson, conductor


HONORS

Selected for 2016 Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music

Winner: 2016 Brehm Instrumental Prize


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