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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

August 15, 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.

LEAD COMMISSIONER

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

DEADELINE

July 31, 2023

EXCLUSIVITY

Consortium members reserve the exclusive right to performances until December 31, 2024. Lead commissioner reserves right to the first commercial recording.

CURRENT MEMBERS

Andy Collinsworth, Sonoma State University

Bobby R. Francis, Texas Christian University

Glen Adsit, The Hartt School

Jason Caslor, Arizona State University

Luke Camarillo, Rochester Institute of Technology

Matthew Morse, California State University, Sacramento

Matthew Schlomer, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Michael Votta, University of Maryland

Nicholas Williams, University of Georgia

Pete Nowlen, University of California, Davis

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