SCAT

 

YEAR

2013

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello

 

DURATION

7 minutes

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

July 20, 2012

Aspen Contemporary Ensemble

Conducted by Syd Hodkinson

Aspen Music Festival

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

Scat is scored for a quintet comprised of flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello. The title comes from scat singing and is a seven-minute romp infused with a jazzy and bluesy subtext. The work combines several varied figures, similar to a cuckoo call, which is constantly passed around, mimicked and juggled around the ensemble. 

 

2013-14 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Competition Winner

2012-13 Michigan Music Teachers Association Composition Contest Winner

Selected for the Intimacy of Creativity at the Hong Kong UST

Awarded the 2013 BMI Composer Award

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

May 4, 2014: Derek Bermel, William Lane, New Fromm Players, Hong Kong City Hall

May 3, 2014: Derek Bermel, William Lane, New Fromm Players, HKUST

February 3, 2014: Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, San Francisco Conservatory

January 30, 2014: Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Mill Valley, CA, USA           

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