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I have created this site in order to provide performers, listeners and composers with a description of a composer's experiences with the creative process. The posts will provide discussions of the inspirations, challenges, and successes of a composer from the inception of the piece to the culmination in performance. I will provide a link to where you can see and hear the works in progress. Comments and questions are always welcomed. They will not posted unless you grant me permission.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pinocchio Portraits for Brass Quintet

I am pleased that thirteen brass quintets have agreed to take part in the Pinocchio Portraits for Brass Quintet Commissioning Consortium.  They are:
Beacon Hill Brass - Victoria, BC Canada
Burnished Brass Quintet -Easton/Cambridge, MD
Columbus Brass (Columbus (GA) State University Faculty Brass Quintet)
El Paso Brass - El Paso, TX
I-49 Brass Quintet - Shreveport, LA
Loudoun Brass Quintet - Sterling, VA
Pyramid Brass - Western North Carolina
Saint Louis Brass - Saint Louis, MO
Synergy Brass Quintet - West Roxbury, MA
Spark Brass - Lancaster, PA
Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One - Trenton, NJ
Trillium Brass Quintet - Toronto, CA
Western Brass Quintet - Faculty Ensemble at Western Michigan University

If any other brass quintets want to join the consortium for $25 where the group would become part of the dedication, receive a pdf file of score and parts, and have local premiere rights until March 2015, please contact me at cooppress@cooppress.net. There is a narrator part that introduces each movement.

I use flip pdf technology for the musical examples that go along with my posts. It uses Flash Player that most browsers come with. You will be hearing an mp3 of sampled sounds playing the music and you will see the score at the same time. You will need to turn the pages by clicking on the arrows at the appropriate time and you can use the zoom in feature to see more detail on larger scores. To see and hear what I have discussed, go to http://www.cooppress.net/Pinocchio_Brass_blog.html.
As always, your comments are appreciated.
Dr. B

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