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Opus 2 Profile-Judge, Jury, & Executioner (1999)

Posted on: July 16th, 2012 by NickAA No Comments

Opus 2 Profile: Judge, Jury, and Executioner  for female voice & chamber orchestra

This piece was my professional debut as a composer. Shortly after graduating from the College of St. Rose I received my first commission from conductor David Alan Miller. David asked me to compose a piece for the Albany Symphony’s chamber ensemble Dogs of Desire. This is a great ensemble that continues to champion works of young composers. In my opinion the experience I received was far greater than the piece I created. I wrote the text for the piece, a task that I have not done since.That set the tone for a mediocre piece at best. As I stated earlier the experience I had interacting with the musicians, meeting fellow composers, and going through the rehearsal process was invaluable.

Next Profile will feature Autumn In Old Forge and pianist Justin Kolb.