World Premiere of a New Choral Work in Pennsylvania!
The Brandywine Singers, under the direction of Jonathan Kreamer, commissioned Jenni to write a new choral work for their 20th anniversary season. The Peace of Wild Things for SATB choir a cappella will be premiered in Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 1st, 2013.
This poem by Wendell Berry tells of looking to the natural world on how to deal with the stress and anguish of life. With its uplifting message of hope, this work fits well on The Brandywine Singers season of peace, love, and harmony.
Details: Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7.30 pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre West Chester University West Chester, PA
Sun Songs for Soprano, English horn, cello, and piano
Sun Songs for Soprano, English horn, Cello, and Piano
The 3 texts for Sun Songs comes from translated text of the North American Indians. I thought these three texts fit together well in telling a story of honoring the sun and nature for what it does, from bringing beautiful colors to the sky to giving us food and life. I also brought these texts together honor the Native Americans who were here first and who appreciated the Earth and all it provides for us. This work was commissioned by Definiens on the occasion of their 10th anniversary as a new music ensemble dedicated to presenting new music with special guest soprano Tony Arnold.
Watch the video from the premiere of the work with Tony Arnold-soprano, Ryan Zwahlen-English horn, David Mergen-cello, Jeanette Louise Yaryan-piano. Highways in Santa Monica - February 2013.
I am very proud to be part of Santa Barbara Music Publishing's catalogue! My work A Universal Dream for SSAA choir, djembe, and piano was just released! This work was commissioned by the Sister Singers Network for the 2010 festival "Our Kind of Sound." There is text in there both by myself and by Meta Hellman, and I think you'll really enjoy it!
Check out the score and a recording HEREat sbmp.com
Here's a description from the website:
"The text expresses the universal message of liberty and freedom. A unique piece for women, it is both theatric and ethnic in its style, with a rhythmic djembe drum and a text that includes various translations of the word “liberty.” To properly realize its dramatic impact, it is recommended for the large choir."
The Musical Arts Quintet of Ball State University has released their CD American Breeze which features music of American composers including Steven Stucky, Bruce Adolphe, Amy Beach, Jennifer Higdon, and David Maslanka. Jenni's piece Five Frogs appears on this diverse and exciting CD featuring the Musical Arts Quintet. Released on the Albany Records label! Get your copy today from Amazon, iTunes, or Albany Records.
Score and Parts - 5 Frogs(Windependence Chamber Ensemble, Master Level). By Jenni Brandon. Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. Grade 4. Boosey & Hawkes #M051801954. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48018979)