Friday, May 18, 2007

Piccolo Sonata

The piccolo used to be a large part of my life when I was in my 20s. I really enjoyed playing the piccolo parts various orchestras for the some of the big piccolo pieces, particularly Beethoven's 9th, Mahler 1st (and the 3rd and 4th), and Shostakovich 5th Symphonies.

After spending a lot of time writing for the contrabassoon and the euphonium this year, I have been drawn towards the upper partials of the woodwind spectrum. I finally finished a sonata for piccolo and piano that I started early in April. For those piccololy-inclined (could that actually be a word?), I have put a computer-generated recording recording on my New Music Jukebox page.

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