John Mackey for trombone with orchestral winds, brass, and percussion ” Harvest: Concerto for Trombone” is based on the myths and mystery rituals of the . John Mackey (b. ) once famously compared the band and the orchestra to the kind of person a composer might be attracted to at a party. Mackey: Harvest – Concerto for Trombone – EP Joseph Alessi, The West John Mackey’s music is some of the most alive and spirited music I’ve ever heard.
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His compositional style is fresh and original. After initial, barely audible rumblings, the trombone emerges with wild, strident motifs against the raucous ensemble in a festive celebration only to conclude with a descending solo slide as one life jogn ends.
tromhone The earth is reborn as Dionysus rises again, bringing the ecstasy and liberation that have been celebrated in his name for centuries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Despite my original intention, the full, uninterrupted melody never makes an appearance in the piece.
Glockenspiel, Sandblocks, Marimba, Vibraphone shared with Perc. The first inkling of an idea to write a concerto for Joe Cocerto came when we shared a program at the University of Miami in November, I quoted this same work of Webern in my Concerto for Wind Ensemble, the work Joe first heard in Miami which sparked his interest in my music, so it serves as a subtle connecting thread between these two events.
Concerto for Trombone is based on the myths and mystery rituals of the Greek god Dionysus. Employing a surround0-sound perspective, the composer places mackeey at the sides and rear of the hall.
Harvest: Concerto for Trombone by John Mackey
The god is distant, the music like a prayer. This brutal sacrifice by the ecstatic worshippers — tfombone pruning of the vine — is followed without pause by the second section, representing Dionysus in the stillness of death, or winter. But when Dionysus transitions to a gentler tone, his frenzied worshippers do not follow.
All are challenging, and many are innovative. Mackey provides his own program notes:. The shoots of spring burst forth in the final section, following again without pause.
Cabrillo Music Festival 4. Unlike most of my mackwy music, I initially created a long for me melody macey of a short motive as the basis of all three movements of the work, and drew motivic material from that as needed.
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Harvest – Concerto for Trombone
Concerto for Trombone for solo trombone and orchestra without strings Click to buy: Concerto for Trombone in With this attitude and his prodigious talent, John Mackey has become a superstar composer among band directors.
Joe very generously came out to sit in the audience after his performance to hear my work, and the following year at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, we finally had a chance to sit down for coffee, and with the support of Jerry Junkin, put this project into motion. The shoots of spring burst forth in the final section, following again without pause.
In creating music specifically for Joseph AlessiI was drawn to his expressive, unbelievably beautiful tone on the instrument, as well as his ability to flatten everything in his path without sacrificing that beauty. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The concerto is set in three connected sections, totaling approximately 18 minutes.
You can also read about the piece at the Wind Repertory Project. Depicting winter, the second section features a haunting, sadly inflected melody for the solo trombone, underpinned by prominent roles for tronbone harp and piano. The Frozen Cathedral by John Mackey. You have to love a piece that pays tribute to the god of wine and ecstasy and Mackey does not disappoint.
Concerto for Trombone – Music – Steven Bryant
The earth is reborn as Dionysus rises again, bringing the ecstasy and liberation that have been celebrated in his name for centuries. Wind Ensemble Grade This brutal sacrifice by the ecstatic worshippers — the pruning of the vine — is followed without pause by the second section, representing Dionysus in the stillness of death, or winter.
Concerto for Wind Ensemble by Steven Bryant. But this agricultural, earth-walking god was also subjected each year to a cycle of agonizing death before glorious rebirth, analogous to the harsh pruning and long winter the joh endure before blooming again in the spring. The score does succeed in providing a bravura ensemble vehicle that requires every instrument and section to play to the very limits of their capacity.
Their fervor overcomes them, and they tear their god to shreds in an act of ritual madness.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Concerto for Trombone” is dedicated to Joseph Alessi. Joseph Alessi Premiered February trobone, The Midwest Clinic 5.