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Presentation
Composers Club Concert II
Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference (PURCC)
  • Thomas Ravago, University of the Pacific
  • Kevin Swenson, University of the Pacific
  • Josh Brent, University of the Pacific
  • Robert Huntington, University of the Pacific
  • Jared Keffer, University of the Pacific
  • Scott Nelson, University of the Pacific
Lead Author Major
Music Composition
Lead Author Status
Senior
Second Author Major
Music Composition
Third Author Major
Music Composition
Fourth Author Major
Music Composition
Fifth Author Major
Music Composition
Sixth Author Major
Music Composition
Format
Composer's Club Concerts
Faculty Mentor Name
Francois Rose
Faculty Mentor Email
frose@pacific.edu
Faculty Mentor Department
Music Composition
Disciplines
Abstract/Artist Statement

University of the Pacific’s Composers Club Presents…

Composers Club Concert II

May 3, 2017, 7:30pm in the University of the Pacific Conservatory Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Trio for Saxophone, Trumpet, and Piano……………………………………....…….Kevin Senson

Shelbey Evans, saxophone

Theodore Stone, trumpet

Bhakti Chan, piano

Pandora……………………………………………………………………..……………...Robert Huntington

Joseph Robles, soprano saxophone

Chris Sacha, alto saxophone

Mitchell Beck, tenor saxophone

Beau Haygood, baritone saxophone

Flight—Fantasy for Saxophone Quartet………………………………………………...Jared Keffer

Joseph Robles, soprano saxophone

Chris Sacha, alto saxophone

Mitchell Beck, tenor saxophone

Beau Haygood, baritone saxophone

SCREWj………………………………………………………………………………………...........Scott Nelson

Text by Charles Dickens

Brad Parese, voice

David Dryfoos, piano

The Bee Sneeze…………………………………………………………………..............………Scott Nelson

Jenna Benson, bassoon

Foreign Lands……………………………………………………….....…………………………….Josh Brent

Text by Shel Silverstein

Paulina Ramirez, Evie Welsh, Katie Rahn, Annie Horschman,

Jessica Rinehart, Jorge Torrez, Eddie Tavalin, Scott Nelson; voice

Program Notes

SCREWj, Scott Nelson

The voice's text comes from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

"It is required of every man, that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death. It is doomed to wander through the world—oh, woe is me!—and witness what it cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness!"

At this point in the story Ebeneezer Scrooge's deceased business partner, Jacob Marly, is exhorting Scrooge from beyond the grave to change his ways, lest Scrooge suffer a similar fate to his own.

In SCREWj, the voice and piano play the parts of Marley and Scrooge respectively.

The Bee Sneeze, Scott Nelson

This piece for solo Bassoon, was a lot of fun to write. The title has no bearing on the content of the piece. I thought of the title after I had written the music. It's a stretch, but in a way the music made me think of a little worker bee with a cold.

Location
Faye Spanos Concert Hall
Start Date
3-5-2017 7:30 PM
End Date
3-5-2017 9:00 PM
Citation Information
Thomas Ravago, Kevin Swenson, Josh Brent, Robert Huntington, et al.. "Composers Club Concert II" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott-nelson/24/