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Concertino (Newman)

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Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: OK Feel Good Music
Cost: Parts (Rental) - $195.00   |   Score Only (Purchase) - $45.00   |   Solo Part Only (Purchase) - $10.00


I. Vif
II. Chant du Soir
III. Voix argentine


Flute Solo (C Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo)
Oboe I
Oboe II / English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I / E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet II / B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Horn in F I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This Concertino takes the lively French chamber wind literature of the early 20th-century as its starting point, but this piece views the "French" style through an odd lens, twisting and bending the language of that neo-Classical genre in order to run the music through very different stylistic approaches. In the later movements, the Franco-survey is expanded to other inspirations—to not only the techniques of other French nationals, but also of those I consider "French" in spirit, such as Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. In writing the piece, I was particularly excited to explore these styles while juxtaposing the virtuosity of the soloist with the delicate intimacy of the chamber ensemble.

Practically, the work comes out of the efforts of my friend and colleague Robert Ambrose, a champion of new music who encouraged me to write for chamber winds, and flute in particular, and who shepherded the project with infectious enthusiasm. The Concertino is dedicated to flutist Sarah Kruser Ambrose, for whom it was written.

- Program Note by Jonathan Newman


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • West Virginia University Chamber Winds (Francesca Arnone, flute soloist / John Weigand, conductor) - 29 April 2008
  • Arizona State University Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds (Gary Hill, conductor) - 1 April 2008
  • Boston University School of Music Chamber Orchestra (Richard Cornell, conductor) - 13 March 2008
  • Florida State University Chamber Winds (Eva Amsler, flute soloist / Richard Clary, conductor) - 10 November 2008

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