Damn Clocking

Lots of new content on the site today. I figured with the fancy new re-design (design courtesy of AEJ, and jointly coded by us), it wouldn’t hurt to bring everything up-to-date and add some new fun things. So, as of today, we have…

Clocking: a new wind band piece, commissioned by the Central Oklahoma Directors Association. Was to have premiered in January 2007, but canceled due to an ice storm, it finally premiered this January. The recording is from a performance in February of the University of Oklahoma Wind Symphony, conducted by William Wakefield. The score is also available.

Damn: an old piece for amplified clarinet with percussion quartet. Until today, only an excerpt of the audio was available. Now, the entire piece (both score and audio) is available.

The handful of downloadable MP3 files have been replaced with streaming MP3 files due to the amount of MP3 bot sites that have linked directly to the MP3 files. (I’m now sending out over 2 GB of bandwidth per day, and a good portion of that, I think, is going to MP3 sites.) If you need a downloadable MP3 for some reason, please contact me.

I have a few other things coming over the next few days, like the Florida State recording of “Turning,” and a completely-insane performance of “Breakdown Tango.” Until then…


Alex says

Love the new design.

Those Antiphonal Dances sound quite familiar... :]

Michael says

I see what Alex is saying..

Some things in Antiphonal Dances do sound vaguely familiar..


I can't wait to here the FSU version of 'Turning'..

Mark S. says

Clocking was interesting.

sounded like a tango that had no dancers...

John says

Some background...
"Antiphonal Dances" was an orchestrated version of three movements of a five movement piece originally for string quartet and brass sextet. The original was commissioned by the Parsons Dance Company in 2001. I re-worked it for orchestra for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony, but that version (as you've heard) doesn't really work so well. The best version, by far, is the version that became "Kingfishers Catch Fire." But that left one movement of "Antiphonal Dances" not yet transcribed for band, since Kingfishers was only the last two movements of "Antiphonal Dances"...

So then there was "Clocking." The second movement of "Clocking" is a transcription of that other movement of "Antiphonal Dances." The first movement of "Clocking" (the slow movement) is a transcription of the middle movement of "Voices and Echoes" -- a work commissioned by Jeanne Ruddy Dancers in Philadelphia. In 1999. So don't listen to "Clocking" and think that I'm "doing something new;" the notes themselves were first written between 7-9 years ago.

So, "Clocking" is a combination of two movements from two different pieces, both originally commissioned as chamber works for dance companies.

And yes, I'm now completely out of pieces to transcribe for band. ;P

Well, unless I transcribe those outer movements of "Voices and Echoes..." :)

Mark S. says

I thought Anitphonal Dances sounded familliar...

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