Title

Concert Performance of Clusters by Douglas Hill

Presenter Information

Mary Jarvis

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Horn, Ensemble, Music

Abstract

On April 11, 2015, the Central Washington Horn Ensemble performed at the 2015 Northwest Horn Symposium in Eugene, Oregon. The centerpiece of our performance was the world premiere of Clusters by the noted horn teacher and composer, Douglas Hill. Our horn ensemble has worked with Professor Hill in the past and had the chance to develop a working rapport with him. When he finished composing this piece, he offered us the opportunity to premiere it. This piece of music was a scholarship challenge for every member of the ensemble because of the need for part independence, the use of playing techniques unique to Hill’s music, and the pressure of learning a piece of which there are no recordings. Our SOURCE performance of this piece will have the benefit of multiple performances and further input from the composer.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jeffrey Snedeker

Department/Program

Music

Additional Mentoring Department

Music

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Concert Performance of Clusters by Douglas Hill

SURC Ballroom A

On April 11, 2015, the Central Washington Horn Ensemble performed at the 2015 Northwest Horn Symposium in Eugene, Oregon. The centerpiece of our performance was the world premiere of Clusters by the noted horn teacher and composer, Douglas Hill. Our horn ensemble has worked with Professor Hill in the past and had the chance to develop a working rapport with him. When he finished composing this piece, he offered us the opportunity to premiere it. This piece of music was a scholarship challenge for every member of the ensemble because of the need for part independence, the use of playing techniques unique to Hill’s music, and the pressure of learning a piece of which there are no recordings. Our SOURCE performance of this piece will have the benefit of multiple performances and further input from the composer.