A Thousand Trees

Performed by Students at Lamar University | Scrolling Score Video

Year: 2016 | Duration: 5′ | Mixed Chamber Ensemble


Alto flute, B-flat Clarinet, B-flat Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Piano, Cello, Percussion 1 (Vibraphone, Bongos, Gong), Percussion 2 (Finger Cymbal, Gong, Bass Drum)


A Thousand Trees for mixed chamber ensemble directly develops from the flute part in the ensemble. This solo treats the unity of musical material in the same way that a forest is comprised of many individual trees. Each musical statement represents a single tree, which are all separated by a fermata of an undetermined length. It is only through this separation of unique musical ideas that the “forest” can begin to take shape.

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