John Mackey for trombone with orchestral winds, brass, and percussion ” Harvest: Concerto for Trombone” is based on the myths and mystery rituals of the . John Mackey (b. ) once famously compared the band and the orchestra to the kind of person a composer might be attracted to at a party. Mackey: Harvest – Concerto for Trombone – EP Joseph Alessi, The West John Mackey’s music is some of the most alive and spirited music I’ve ever heard.
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Cabrillo Music Festival 4. The earth is reborn as Dionysus macey again, bringing the ecstasy and liberation that have been celebrated in his name for centuries.
Despite my original intention, the full, uninterrupted melody never makes an appearance in the piece. Whether spinning the long, winding melodic lines of the slow movement, the fast slides and groans of the ecstatic rituals or the pyrotechnical tour de force of the final section, Alessi showed himself an absolute master of the instrument.
Macke a surround0-sound perspective, the composer places players at the sides and rear of the hall. In Bryant added four more movements as a commission from a consortium of music schools, including UM Frost.
But this agricultural, earth-walking god was also subjected each year to a cycle of macjey death before glorious rebirth, analogous to the harsh pruning and long winter the vines endure before blooming again in the spring. In three connected sections, the eighteen-minute concerto is a cycloramic feast of shifting moods and instrumental hues.
March 17, Author: I quoted this same work of Webern in my Concerto for Wind Ensemble, the work Joe first heard in Miami which sparked his interest in my music, so it serves as a subtle connecting thread between these two events.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. With this attitude and his prodigious talent, John Mackey has become a superstar composer among band directors. But when Dionysus transitions to a gentler tone, his frenzied worshippers do not follow. Trombne concerto is set in three connected sections, totaling approximately 18 minutes. As the Olympian god of the vine, Dionysus is famous for inspiring ecstasy and creativity.
Your email address will not be published. Their fervor overcomes conxerto, and they tear their god to shreds in an act of ritual madness. The shoots of spring burst forth in the final section, following again without pause. The Frozen Cathedral by John Mackey.
Harvest: Concerto for Trombone by John Mackey
The gloomy heaviness of the following segment is considerably less appealing and the pealing brass chorales and full-throttle percussion of the conclusion sound like innumerable other contemporary fanfares. Joe very generously came out to sit in the mackeyy after his rtombone to hear my work, and the following year at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, we finally had a chance to sit down for coffee, and with the support of Jerry Junkin, put this project into motion.
The god is distant, the music like a prayer. The concerto’s movements attempt to represent this dual nature and the cycle of suffering and return. Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window. Concerto for Wind Ensemble by Steven Bryant. The music is absolute — there is no program or storyline apart from the inherent drama of the soloist dancing around and often above!
Band Concerti Orchestra Genres: Notify me of new posts by email. Their fervor overcomes them, and they tear their god to shreds in an act of ritual madness. This brutal sacrifice by the ecstatic worshippers — the pruning of the vine — is followed without pause by the second section, representing Dionysus in the stillness of death, or winter.
Harvest – Concerto for Trombone
The god is distant, the music like a prayer. Depicting winter, the second section features a haunting, sadly inflected melody for the solo trombone, underpinned by prominent roles for the harp and piano.
Mackey provides his own program notes:.
Concerto for Trombone” is dedicated to Joseph Jjohn. The earth is reborn as Dionysus rises again, bringing the ecstasy and liberation that have been celebrated in his name for centuries. Trumpet Concerto Drum Music: The concerto is set in three connected sections, totaling approximately 18 minutes. You can also read about the piece at the Wind Repertory Project.
Unlike most of my other music, I initially created a long for me melody instead of a short motive as the basis of all three movements of concero work, and drew motivic material from that as needed.
Harvest: Concerto for Trombone by John Mackey – Wind Band Literature
The score does succeed in providing a bravura ensemble vehicle that requires every instrument and section to play to the very limits of their capacity. All are challenging, and many are innovative. After initial, barely audible rumblings, the trombone emerges with wild, strident motifs against the raucous ensemble in a festive celebration only to conclude with a descending solo slide as one life cycle ends.
Wind Ensemble Grade In creating music specifically for Joseph AlessiI was drawn to his expressive, unbelievably beautiful tone on the instrument, as well as his ability to flatten everything in his path without sacrificing that beauty. The shoots of spring burst forth in the final section, following again without pause.