Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tonight's Programme Order

I accommodated the programme order requests received as best I could; some people wanted to go early, and others needed to go late, so in these cases I programmed the requests in the order received. The one request I was unable to accommodate was Megan's, who asked to go early, but she is performing one selection with Erin Milley, who had much earlier requested to go late. As it stands, I'm not sure that Erin's first piece (Sarah's) is late enough to accommodate her, but if it isn't, I guess we can delay Sarah's piece until Erin gets there, and proceed in the concert order to Lindsey's and Steve's compositions if necessary. This was more complicated than usual! Good luck tonight.

Student Composition Recital

Music 3100 (Introduction to Composition - Dr. Clark Ross)
7:00 PM
Petro-Canada Recital Hall

Musical Text Settings, and Recontextualized Musical Clichés

Stephen Quinlan Hippo’s Hope (Sylverstein)

Stephen Quinlan (ten.), Jill Dawe (tpt.), Celina Barry (tba.), Jennifer Benson (pno.)

Adam Smith Three Japanese Poems

Susan Watkins (sop.), Andrew Coffin (pno.), and processed prepared piano

Mary Beth Waldram 3:43 (Waldram)

Susan Watkins (sop.), Mary Beth Waldram (cl.), Lindsey Wareham (pno.)

Dave Goudie A Musical Journey Through a Moment (Goudie)

Sarah Caines (m.sop.), Laura Jacyna (vc.), Lindsey Wareham (pno.)

Joshua White Fog

Patrick Edison (ten.), Joshua White (melodica), Laura Jacyna (vc.), Simon Mackie (pno.)

Adam Batstone Sonnet 100 (Shakespeare)

Bethany Saunders (sop.), Adam Batstone (gtr.), Andrew Rideout (perc.)

Aiden Hartery Constantly Risking Absurdity

Stephen Ivany (bar.), Jill Dawe (tpt.), Phillip Holloway (tbn.), Andrew Coffin (pno.)

Chris Rodgers Title TBA

Chris Rodgers (gtr.), Andrew McCarthy (perc.), Dylan Varner-Hartley (pno.), Josh White (db)


Alexander Pryor Une Pesce, Due Pesci (Seuss)

Megan Barnes (sop.), Sarah Clement (fl.), Mary Beth Waldram (cl.), Alexander Pryor (pno.)

Megan Barnes your little voice (Cummings)

Megan Barnes (m.sop.), Mitchell Hamilton (fl.), Katie Noseworthy (, Simon Mackie (pno.)

Sarah Clement Snámh na Rónta (Clement)

Erin Milley (sop.), Megan Barnes (m.sop.), Melissa McDonald (euph.),

Catherine Trainor (bohdrán.), Alexander Pryor (pno.)

Lindsey Wareham I Wandered Lonley as a Cloud (Wordsworth)

Emily Cairns (sop.), Mary Beth Waldram (cl.), Lindsey Wareham (pno.)

Steve Cowan Clave

Brooke Stewart (vn.), Laura Jacyna (vc.), Andrew Rideout

Brooke Stewart Would you Look at That! (Nesbitt)

Erin Milley (sop.), Brooke Stewart (vn.), Laura Jacyna (vc.)

Andrew Rideout Fire and Ice

Erin Milley (sop.), Brooke Stewart (vn.), Andrew Rideout (perc.), Simon Mackie (pno.)

Music 3100 is an introduction to composition for music students in second year or higher, for which no previous composition experience is necessary. The students composed two 4-5 minute works this semester, the first of which was a set of variations for piano and one other instrument based on their own original chord progression, and these were performed on our first concert (October 25).

Students had a choice for the second project between (a) "recontextualizing" a musical cliché or genre for 3-4 performers (possibly including voice and/or electronics), or (b) composing a work for voice and 2-3 other instruments.

If you are interested in learning more about the students’ experiences with composition, feel free to visit the class blog, which has link to each student’s individual blog as well as about 80 composition-related blog entries, many of which have numerous comments by students:


Mary Beth said...

I really like how at the end it included what we had done earlier in the semester and also a link to your blog if they wanted to view what we've been doing if they were interested. It was a cool idea.

squinlan said...

I like how I only noticed now on this blog entry that it says I'm a tenor. Totally escaped me the night of the concert. Too bad I'm a baritone!