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Peter Van Zandt Lane

Peter Van Zandt Lane

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The title of this work is correctly written /ping/

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 9:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Peter Van Zandt Lane
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The composer writes:

The word “ping” can be used to describe the impulse used in active sonar to navigate, communicate, or detect objects under water. It may also refer to a software utility used to test the reachability of a host on an IP network. Or, onomatopoeically, a ping is simply a sound.

All of these associations of “ping” are at play in my piece. Electronic sounds bounce chords rapidly back and forth between percussion and piano. Pings signal incoming short virtuosic outbursts from soloists. Much of the piece is about sounds that are very short, yet have a series of consequences. Throughout /ping/, the players run frantically through confused and rapidly changing modes, until at last arriving together – or syncing up – in a peaceful, unified place.

/ping/ was composed for [MOD]ular ensemble at the University of Georgia.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

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  • University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Symphony (Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor; [MOD]ular Ensemble) – 22 March 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


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