Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Neoncore

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jennifer Jolley (photo: Tina Gutierrez)

Jennifer Jolley


Subtitle: For flex ensemble and fixed media

From Suite Treats


General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 1:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Jennifer Jolley
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Piccolo/Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Percussion:

  • High (Tambourine, H-Hat, etc.)
  • Medium (Snare Drum, etc.)
  • Low (Bass Drum, etc.)

Funk track


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

I zoomed with Mitch Evett and Josh Murphy, the Rio Americano High School's directors in Sacramento, California, in December 2020 to discuss writing a flex piece for their students. After nine months of COVID isolation, I admitted to them that I just wanted to create something bright and sparkly, something that would have a glossy Instagram glow. I wanted to write something that the students would call a "bop."

Because the school was located in Northern California (the birthplace of Buchla synthesizers), I wanted the students to work with a simulated analog synthesizer. When we all zoomed together with the students the next month, I demonstrated the modular synthesizer and introduced them to a red-paneled 16-step sequencer. "You're going to pick sixteen notes together as a class," I instructed. "I'm going to include this in your piece." They, in turn, requested that I make the piece "crazy," just like their band room in pre-pandemic times. What you will hear is a piece that uses the students' sixteen-note sequence as a bass ostinato, which I tweaked to make it sound more "jazzy" and "funky."

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, O.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Richard Edwards, conductor) - 12 February 2022
  • Rio Band - 8 February 2022


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources