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Airs and Recitations

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2023
19 min.

Bass Clarinet

Bass Trombone

Bassoon

Cello

Clarinet

Double Bass

English Horn

Flute

Horn

Oboe

Trumpet

Viola

Violin

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Program Notes
www.CreativeSpiritOnline.com: "Like all of Brooks’s works, 'Airs & Recitations' is a virtuosic construction of densely complex rhythms and rigorous, dissonant pitch combinations. The marvel of it is: there’s tenderness and expressive lyricism packed into his highly organized musical language." “Airs and Recitations” was completed in December, 2022 in Fairview, TX. The work is in three movements: Andante con moto, Largo espressivo, and Andante con brio. Performance time is about 18 minutes. Printed and electronic copies of the score and instrumental parts are available for purchase from www.CreativeSpiritOnline.com. "Airs and Recitations" is an approximate transcription of the composer's seventh piano sonata, also posted here on SoundCloud. Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Bass Trombone, and Strings Performance notes: • Tempo, expression, and dynamic markings should be strictly observed. • There is no key signature. Accidentals apply to the end of the measure or to the note or notes tied over the measure, and only to notes of the same pitch class, in the same octave. • Hairpin pairs (e.g.: mp <>, mf ><) indicate a temporary volume change of one dynamic level. • Passages marked fff or ppp indicate playing as loudly and as quietly as possible, respectively. • Double-bass “C-extension” is required. Engraving by the composer Artwork by the composer Copyright 2023
Recording Notes
About this recording: The present virtual recording was produced using Finale 27.3 and the Garritan n Personal Orchestra 5 virtual instrument library. For the best listening experience, high quality headphones are recommended. This recording was mastered by EMastered. EMastered.com/profile/robtjbrooks