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Allen Vizzutti

Allen Vizzutti

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General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


One movements


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Program Notes

When the COVID restrictions changed and I was asked to come to the Eastman School of Music for the concert and perform with the ensemble, I asked Mark [Scatterday] if I could write and perform another new piece for full Eastman Wind Ensemble [EWE] and trumpet solo. The result is Quasar. I wrote the music before having a title. When I read a definition of a quasar, I was immediately struck by the parallel description with the piece I had just written:

Quasar: a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy, and typically having a starlike image.

I decided a long time ago that when I compose, at least one of the following three characteristics should always be present: the music should be interesting, exciting, and/or beautiful. I hope I accomplished that with Quasar.

This work was conceived as a concerto, in one movement.

- Program Note by composer


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  • Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, N.Y. (Mark Scatterday, conductor; Allen Vizzutti, trumpet) - 13 September 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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