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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chamber Music Composition Commissioning Consortium

A Commissioning Consortium is being formed for me to compose a college level composition for any combination of 3-5 instrumentalists. It would be called Wonderland Portraits and contain descriptive movements such as Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Duchess, and the March Hare. The composition would be created so that it can be customized to fit each of the participating ensembles' instrumentation, either non-standard or standard. Rebecca Hovans' review in the Winter 2014 Flute Quarterly of Brandon's compositions on the Ardente Duo CD states, "Many of the pieces are adaptions for flute and clarinet of works previously composed for other instruments. However, had I not known this from reading the program notes, I would have never guessed. The pieces fit the flute/clarinet pairing perfectly."

Interested parties agree to pay a refundable $25 participation fee upon receipt of a pdf copy of the music. The fee will be refunded upon receipt of a program and recording of the performance. The participating groups have the right to a local premiere for one year following the receipt of the composition and inclusion of the group name in the dedication. 
For more information about this project, please visit http://www.cooppress.net/page9/index.html Deadline for inclusion in commissioning consortium is June 15, 2014.

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