Monthly Archives: April 2012

Senior Composition Recital

On Saturday, April 21, at 7:00 PM, I will be presenting my senior composition recital in Urness Recital Hall. The program will include six pieces, four of which were completed this semester. The program includes an aleatoric brass quintet titled The Pealing Bells, a Prelude and Fugue in B Minor for flute, horn, and violoncello, a twelve-tone piece Four Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano, a setting of a James Joyce poem titled O Cool is the Valley Now for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, and piano, a setting of a brand new poem by Continue reading →

Prelude and Fugue

I finished the last piece for my composition recital this past weekend, titled Prelude and Fugue in B Minor. It is a prelude and double fugue for flute, horn, and violoncello. It is stylistically similar to Bach’s fugues, but it adds some contemporary dissonance treatment. The fugue modulates systematically, beginning in B minor and moving to the relative major, then to its parallel minor, then its relative major, etc., until it returns to the original B minor. The piece will be performed on my composition recital, which Continue reading →