for brass ensemble and percussion
Commissioned by the
Brass and Percussion Ensemble
National Orchestra of Lyon
4 Trumpets in C
2 Horns (may be doubled)
2 Tenor Trombones
Chimes/Tubular Bells (extended range)
Small Tom-Tom or Renaissance Drum
Snare Drum (shared with Perc. 2)
Snare Drum (shared with Perc. 1)
computer realization of entire work using acoustic instrument samples
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Commissioned by the Brass and Percussion Ensemble of the National Orchestra of Lyon.
I very much enjoy finding a way to make various kinds of music live together. So in this piece, you will hear 12-tone passages along with quartal/quintal and triadic harmony. To create unity, I use a steady pulse throughout and a strong reliance on the interval of the perfect 4th which opens the third movement from Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - inspiration for Notezart. My “stolen” music (the work’s centerpiece) is cast in a quasi-Renaissance style - with the exception of the the duet between trumpet and trombone, more in keeping with an 18th-century variation.