CONSORTIUM FOR A NEW WORK FOR WIND ENSEMBLE BY SHUYING LI

 

This multi-movement work explores traditional fictional dystopian themes (public mistrust, suspicion, mass poverty, and oppression) that are increasingly becoming a reality in many countries around the world today.

 

The first movement will explore the themes of public mistrust, depicting the fast whirlwind of crises provoked by a chain reaction of government malfunction. The second movement will be slow and melancholy, exploring mass poverty caused by ruthless dictators and totalitarian governments. Finally, the third movement will be about the hopeful uprising against oppression, turning anger and misery into fearless fighting against cruel oppression.

DURATION

10-15 minutes

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Grade 5

DELIVERY DATE

July 1, 2023

BUY-IN

$400

INSTRUMENTATION

Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in Bb, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, 4 percussion, double bass.

EXCLUSIVITY

Consortium members reserve the exclusive right to performances until December 31, 2023. Lead commissioner reserves right to the first commercial recording.

LEAD COMMISSIONER

J. Thomas Seddon IV, Director of Bands, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

CURRENT MEMBERS

Glen Adsit, Hartt School

Frank Tracz, Kansas State University

Mark J Walker, Troy University

Matthew Schlomer, Interlochen Arts Academy

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