Jenni Brandon

Composer and Conductor



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

Music for Winds and Piano
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5 Frogs



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

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The Dark Hills


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


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


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


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

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Songs of California

Songs of California: Music for Winds and Piano

Music by Jenni Brandon
Recorded by Musicians of
The Definiens Project

 Available at Jenni's website,

CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes
Praise for Songs of California: Jenni Brandon's Songs of California contains some of the most imaginative, ingratiating recent chamber music for winds I've heard. Five Frogs (in six movements) is a pond-side exploration of the constituent members of the woodwind quintet at which Thoreau would have smiled. The bullfrog/bassoon swells contentently and flies buzz languidly (courtesy of the detached oboe reed). The disc contains thoughtful solo works for flute, Bb clarinet, and bass clarinet, and the concluding Sea Quartet for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and piano fuses the puckishness of Poulenc with a west-coast mellowness. Delightful!
~Steven Turpin, Morning Musicale host, Indiana Public Radio

American Breeze

Recorded by the Musical Arts Quintet of Ball State

Features Jenni's work Five Frogs for woodwind quintet (Published by Boosey & Hawkes)

Available on iTunes, Amazon, Albany, and other CD distributors

Label: Albany

REVIEWS: From Audiophile Audition, Fanfare Magazine


The Dreams of Birds

Recorded by Jenni Olson - piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, with other instrumentalists

Features Jenni's work The Dreams of Birds for alto flute and piano (with Brian Pezzone - piano)

Available on Amazon, iTunes, and other CD distributors

Label: Delos, distributed by Naxos

Gobo: Commissions and Premieres for the Oboe

Recorded by Rebecca Henderson- oboe and others

Features Jenni's work The Wildflower Trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon

Available on iTunes, Amazon, and other CD distributors.

Label: Longhorn Music, distributed by Naxos




Recorded by Laura Medisky on Centaur

Features Jenni's work Three Desert Fables for solo oboe

Available through Centaur.com, iTunes and Amazon

 Label: Centaur





Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn

Recorded by Sistrum - Lansing, Michigan's Women's choir

under the direction of Meredith Bowen

Features Jenni's three-movement piece Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn

for SSAA choir, percussion, and piano

Available on iTunes at at www.sistrum.org

In the City at Night

In the City at Night

Performed by Ryan Zwahlen

Features Jenni's work In the City at Night
for solo English horn

Available at CDBaby and iTunes

Holidays with the Definiens Project - 2

Performed by musicians of the Definiens Project

Features Jenni's arrangement E la don don, Verges Maria for oboe and cello

Available at CDBaby

Welcome the Time

Live Concert Highlights from the Yale Glee Club's 2006-2007 season. Jeffrey Douma, director

Features Jenni's work The Dark Hills for SATB choir, oboe, and piano.

Available through the Yale Glee Club website