Missed Connections Despite

for orchestra
(2017)

Commissioned by the Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra


I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. A year ago, six months ago, I thought that I was an artist. I no longer think about it, I am. Everything that was literature has fallen from me. There are no more books to be written thank God.

— Henry Miller "Tropic of Cancer" (1934)

 

Program notes forthcoming...

SCORING:

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet Bb Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets in C, 3 Trombones (III. Bass), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion: (Glockenspiel, Crotales, Chimes, Xylophone, Marimba, 2 Bongos (High and Low), Tambourine, 5 Rototoms (12” — 18”), 2 Marching Bass Drums (for “Bass Drum Array”), Large Concert Bass Drum, 2 Woodblocks (Small and Medium), Temple, Blocks , Whip, Triangle, Flexatone, Ribbon Crasher, Tingsha Cymbals, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Metals (any resonant metals such as metal plates)), Harp, Pianoforte, Strings

DURATION:

6 mins.

PREMIERE:

October 2017
Iowa State Symphony Orchestra
Jacob Harrison - conductor