This piece was written in 3 hours, and performed later the same day as part of the Mad Dash Composers Project. The name Alise was ciphered into the musical material for the A section, and the music of bossa nova composers, such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, inspired the syncopated, rhythmic pulse that is contrasted with the smooth melody. In the B section, pairs of instruments play together to show someone deep in meditation, sending energy out to the world.
The composer would like to thank Daphnē Gann (flute). Michael Gann (English Horn), Zak Zundel (Guitar) for their performance of Alise.
Perusal score available soon
English Horn or Clarinet