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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Just completed my first piece for 2015 titled "Concertino."  It's a work for 14 musicians.  In retrospect the piece seems to draw upon sounds heard in my youth.

  • The introduction is an omaggio to Varèse.
  • The middle section is infused with Webern-inspired pointillism.
  • The end is Zappa-esque, has a defiant tune you can hum, and builds to a toe-tapping finale intended to invoke a smile.

Hope you like the MIDI electronic realization.

For those of you who read score, viewing this YouTube post on your computer in HD will improve the resolution.

If you are a musician or director of an ensemble and would like a copy of the music, please let me know!  I'll gladly send you a PDF to review.