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Jenni Brandon

Composer and Conductor

 

 

Contemporary chamber music inspired by adventures in the
natural wonders and urban centers of California.

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5 Frogs

 

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5 Frogs
(Windependence Chamber Ensemble, Master Level (Grade 4)). For Woodwind Ensemble. Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48018979)

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The Dark Hills

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The Dark Hills(Yale Glee Club New Classic Choral Series).  For Choral (SATB). Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019338)

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Earth Grown Old look inside

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Earth Grown Old(CME Conductor's Choice).  For Choral (SATB, Piano). Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019742)

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Make Music Sweet look inside

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Make Music Sweet(CME Conductor's Choice). For Choral (SATB, Piano). Conductor's Choice.  Boosey & Hawkes #M051480005.

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A Universal Dream look inside

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A Universal Dream. For SSAA choir, piano, Djembe. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SB.SBMP-1058)

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Spider Suite for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon PDF Print E-mail

Spider Suite for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon was commissioned by the California Association of Professional Music Teachers and was premiered by the Vientos Trio at the state conference in February 2010 at the Pacific Palms Resort.

Program Note
Spider Suite tells the story of the adventures of a spider and his daily activities. We are first introduced to the world of spiders through the fast and many-legged theme in “Along came a spider…,” full of skittering, racing, and lurking. In movement two a young spider takes flight – baby spiders will spin a balloon out of silk and fly away from their mother’s web to embark on their own journey, letting the wind take them wherever it might. Our spider lands gently and immediately begins to make his web in “Spinning Song.” Once the web is spun, it is time to wait for dinner to come along. Our spider dances “A Wicked Waltz,” laughing manically as he waits for the “Happy Bug (unsuspecting)” to get stuck in his web. As the bug flies and sings, he gets increasingly stuck in the web – listen as the timbral trills in the oboe become more and more frequent. In the final movement the spider reflects on his day (flying, spinning, and hunting…), tearing down his web, as spiders often do, to begin again the next day.

This piece was written for the Vientos Trio to perform during the CAPMT conference.

Take a look at the SCORE

Movement I: Along came a spider...

Movement II: The Spider's Flight (solo bassoon)

Movement III: Spinning Song

Movement IV: A Wicked Waltz: The Spider and the Happy Bug (unsuspecting)

Movement V. The end of the day...begin again


Premiere Details:
When: February 6, 2010
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry, California
Event; CAPMT State Conference

 

AND- Watch video excerpts from Spider Suite performed by the Vientos Trio!

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