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Composed: 2024

Length: c. 13 minutes

Orchestration: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (3rd=contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (vibraphone, wind chimes, claves, 2 suspended cymbals, tam-tam, wood block, sand block, snare drum, tom-toms, bass drum), harp, and strings

About this Piece

Assemble: to gather / to put together

Rhythm, harmony, and melody are basic musical building blocks. These elements are often interwoven to create a layered musical landscape. In this work, each of these elements is introduced individually, one emerging from the energy produced by the one before. By the end you will have heard the rhythm, harmony, and melody separately, but you will have also heard the piece in its entirety through the presentation of the individual parts...which are, of course, interdependent and not always clearly delineated.

—Jonathan Bailey Holland