I’m excited to write a new work for wind ensemble at the grade 5 level. The piece will consist of three connected movements totaling approximately 10 minutes. The consortium will be led by Dr. Chris Dobbins and the Washington and Lee University Wind Ensemble.
This piece will display reality as it currently is and reality as it could be. I want the piece to give listeners the opportunity to experience a cleansing of emotion that leads to renewal. The piece will be more in the realm of absolute music and is intended to show that through music we have the power to use our imaginations for good rather than evil. It will be a piece where I do not hold back in terms of intensity, drama, beauty or joy.
Instrumentation: : Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 3 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet (optional), 2 Alto Saxes, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 4 Trombones (3 tenor/1 bass), 2 Euphoniums, Tuba, Timpani, and 5 Percussionists.
Cost to join the consortium is $500. This cost can be split into two payments (due by June 1 2019 and Dec 1 2019) if you wish to split the cost across two budget cycles. Consortium members will receive a hard copy score and parts. Members are free to perform the work following the March 2020 premiere, and will have exclusivity through January 1st, 2021. Deadline to join the consortium is March 15, 2019.
We certainly hope you’ll join us in bringing to life what I hope to be an important contribution to our literature. If you wish to join the consortium or if you have any questions, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Dobbins at email@example.com.