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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

 

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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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Five Frogs for woodwind quintet - now published by Boosey & Hawkes!

Five Frogs - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com Five Frogs Windependence Chamber Ensemble, Master Level. By Jenni Brandon. Boosey and Hawkes Chamber Music. Size 9x12 inches. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (48018979)
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These three excerpts from Five Frogs for woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) represent three of the six movements of this piece...
It was inspired by One Hundred Frogs by Hiroaki Sato, a little book that takes a look at one hundred different haikus, sonnets, prose poems, and even limericks based on Bashô’s haiku, “Old Pond/Frog jumps in/The sound of water”. Each of the instruments in the ensemble is so different and so exceptional in their sound and abilities that I realized each one could be one of the frogs from the book. The clarinet is perfect for “Leaping” because of its agility and grace, the way a frog can be still one minute and gone the next. “Catching Bugs” gave me the opportunity to use the piccolo and allow the ensemble to run ‘amuck’ after their bug dinner. Finally in “Epilogue” all the frogs sing together, each one bringing their own musical motive into this final movement.

I. Leaping
II. On the Lily Pad
III. Swimming
IV. Bullfrog
V. Catching Bugs
VI. Epilogue
 

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