Subtitle: Concerto for treble double reed soloist with chamber winds and percussion
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: VI (soloist); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ragnarok Press
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $200.00 | Score Only (digital) - $25.00
Movements (played without pause)
1. "A chantar m’er de so q’ieu no voldria ..."
2. "... Esta chansson que me sia messatges: ..."
3. "... Q’en trop d’orguoill ant gran dan maintas many gens!"
Solo Oboe, Oboe d'Amore (optional), English horn (one player)
Flute I-II (II doubling C Piccolo)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (II doubling B-flat Soprano Saxophone)
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:
- Bass Drum
- Key Chimes
- Marching Machine
- Sleigh Bells
- Snare Drum
None discovered thus far.
This concerto finds its inspiration in the trobairitz, the noble-born women poet-composer-performers akin to the troubadours of the Medieval era. A chantar by Beatriz de Dia of the late 12th century is the only known work that survives with both music and poetry intact. Beatriz de Dia's strophic song weaves throughout this new work in many guises. Like the poem of the scorned lover, the piece builds and builds on the dark lyricism giving way to frustration, fury, and condemnation.
Trobairitz was written for Kristin Leitterman and the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble.
- Program Note by composer
There is an optional alternate ending to the second movement to allow for the first and second movements to be excerpted in performance with the soloist options to be on English horn, oboe d'amore, and oboe or English horn and oboe d'amore. The third movement can stand alone as a work for solo oboe and ensemble.
- Video: Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Oliver, conductor; Kristin Leitterman, soloist) – 19 October 2021 *Premiere Performance*
- Video: International Double Reed Society 1st Virtual Symposium (Kristin Leitterman, soloist; Lauren Shack-Clark, collaborative pianist) – 30 July 2020
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Oliver, conductor; Kristin Leitterman, soloist) - 19 October 2021
- International Double Reed Society 1st Virtual Symposium (Kristin Leitterman, oboe; Lauren Shack-Clark, piano) – 30 July 2020 *Premiere Performance (Piano reduction version)*
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Ave Maria volgarizzata da Dante (as arranger) (2019)
- Concertante (2005)
- Concerto for Vibraphone (2009)
- Des Monstres et prodiges (2017)
- ...in fragile bark, o'er a tempestuous sea, the common harbor... (2016)
- i/xhale (2017)
- Mehter Suite (2019)
- Sapphire (2013)
- Selections from "The Nutcracker Suite" (as arranger) (2013)
- Song for Edie (2015)
- Toccata and ... (2020–21)
- Tornado (2004)
- Trobairitz (2019–20)
- Winter Night (Sleigh Ride) (as arranger) (2016)
- "Heartbreak Hangover with Lee Hartman", Sound Currents on Classical KC 91.9 FM – Accessed 18 February 2022
- Lee Hartman website – Accessed 13 April 2020
- "Trobairitz," Wikipedia – Accessed 13 April 2020