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Even Deeper

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Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Solo contrabassoon and electronics
Publisher: Activist Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Oboe I-II-III
English Horn I-II
Bassoon I-II-III-IV
Contrabassoon

Prerecorded electronic track


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The original version of Even Deeper,, simple titled Deep,, was commissioned and recorded by Carolyn Beck. It uses the same audio track as Even Deeper,, but is set for the noble and profound solo contrabassoon.

A few years later, I had the opportunity to expand the music, again with the same track but this time for symphonic wind band in a piece titled Depth, the first movement of my watery, ocean-based suite, Immersion. When Daniel Baldwin suggested that I consider creating an adaptation of one of my works for a performance at the 2014 International Double Reed Society convention, well, this piece was an obvious choice; my imagination rumbles with the vibrations of the mere thought of so many of these great instruments and their fabulous players on stage together, intoning this anthem to the sea. Inhale. Exhale.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • International Double Reed Society Convention (Daniel Baldwin, conductor) – 6 August 2014 (New York, N.Y.) *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Alex Shapiro website Accessed 5 July 2020
  • Shapiro, A. (2014). Even Deeper : For Double Reed Choir and Pre-Recorded Electronics [score]. Activist Music: Friday Harbor, Wash.