Reflections on Jazz (2011) · 11.5 min (in three movements)

for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello

flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello

Commissioned by and written for Lunatics at Large

Program Note

Reflection on Jazz was commissioned by and written for Lunatics at Large, a large mixed ensemble combining voice, strings, winds and piano. The group was formed in 2007 to explore the timbral possibilities of chamber music repertoire from the beginning of the 20th century until now. This work calls for a quintet of strings and winds, and was premiered at the W.M.P. Concert Hall, New York, NY, on a concert program titled “Jazz Influences in New Music” on June 2, 2011; featuring Jonathan Engle, flute; Ben Ringer, clarinet; Arthur Moeller, violin; Miranda Sielaff, viola; Andrea Lee, cello. The work consists of two movements, although I’ve requested that the first movement be repeated in its entirety after the second movement, though without the repeats.

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E-mail from Evi Jundt who was then the pianist from Lunatics at Large, marketing and promotion the concert program “Jazz Influences in New Music,” (May 31, 2011). [e-mail]