Posts tagged “Co-op Press commission piece”

October 8, 2015

Dissertation on Divertissement for multiple woodwinds

A few years back I commissioned a piece, Divertissement by Sy Brandon for multiple woodwinds soloist with piano, with the help of a Co-op Press Commission Assistance Grant. Brian Levels, who was until recently a doctoral student at the University of North Texas, has written a dissertation on the piece, which is now available through ...

September 19, 2011

Divertissement for multiple woodwinds now available

Sy Brandon’s Divertissement for multiple woodwinds and piano is now available for purchase. If you’re a regular reader, you know that I commissioned this piece with funding from a Co-op Press Commission Assistance grant, and you have already read my series of blog posts about the genesis of Divertissement. The piece is now available for purchase ...

August 23, 2011

Faculty woodwinds recital, Aug. 30, 2011

Bret Pimentel, woodwinds Kumiko Shimizu, piano Faculty Recital Delta State University Department of Music Recital Hall, Bologna Performing Arts Center Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:30 PM Program Divertissement for multiple woodwinds and piano Sy Brandon (b. 1945) World premiere Intrada Nocturne Valse Marche Romanza Galop Caprice en forme de valse for alto saxophone Paul Bonneau ...

March 3, 2011

Open rehearsal of Divertissement

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 ...

January 22, 2011

Divertissement for multiple woodwinds and piano

I got this in the mail this week: The composer, Dr. Sy Brandon, will be in residence at the Delta State University Department of Music on Monday, Feb. 28. The agenda (forthcoming) will include an open rehearsal of Divertissement (with pianist Kumiko Shimizu) and a Q&A session with Dr. Brandon. Read more about Divertissement for ...

December 13, 2010

Multiple woodwinds commission, sixth movement (multiple woodwinds or piccolo)

Photo, vpickering Dr. Sy Brandon has posted his work on the sixth and final movement of the Divertissement for multiple woodwinds soloist and piano. In some early communication, Dr. Brandon suggested that this movement, the “Galop,” be written for piccolo. I was happy with this idea, and even dusted off my piccolo to start getting ...

December 7, 2010

Multiple woodwinds commission, fifth movement (oboe)

Sy Brandon has shared his work on the fifth movement of Divertissement, the newly-commissioned piece for multiple woodwinds soloist with piano. This movement, “Romanza,” features the oboe, and completes the total count of five woodwind instruments. Dr. Brandon has indicated that there are six movements planned, and I know he has been toying with the ...

December 2, 2010

Multiple woodwinds commission, fourth movement (clarinet)

Sy Brandon has posted his work on the fourth movement of Divertissement, the new piece for multiple woodwinds soloist. The movement, “Marche” for clarinet and piano, is energetic and full of humor. You can take a peek at the score and hear a (synthesized) recording.

November 27, 2010

Multiple woodwinds commission, third movement (bassoon)

I’m excited about the progress on Divertissement, the new piece for multiple woodwinds by Sy Brandon. He has posted his work on the third movement, the clever Valse for bassoon and piano. I’ve submitted a comment at his blog regarding some matters of tessitura. Dr. Brandon keeps comments under tight moderation, so my remarks may ...

November 27, 2010

A brief thought about new music for saxophone

Here’s a comment I made by email to Sy Brandon, regarding the saxophone movement of Divertissement, the new multiple woodwinds piece he is writing for me. So much contemporary saxophone music is bombastic and grating—I always make sure I bring some aspirin when I attend the saxophone conferences. But the saxophone has such wonderful lyrical ...
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