Open rehearsal of Divertissement

L-R: Dr. Kumiko Shimizu, Dr. Bret Pimentel, Dr. Sy Brandon

I was pleased to have Dr. Sy Brandon, composer of the new work Divertissement for multiple woodwinds and piano, on campus at Delta State this week for a brief guest composer residency and an open rehearsal of the new piece.

As you can see from the photo, I decided to play sitting down. The reason for this is a very quick switch from flute to piccolo—1.67 seconds at the marked tempo—that necessitated a lap to drop the flute into.

The official premiere will take place sometime this fall.


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