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template 2 for improvising violinist and ensemble

commission: Fromm Foundation at Harvard University

composed for: Mark Menzies

June 2015, Jordan Hall, Boston (Menzies with Calithumpian Consort, Steven Drury, conductor)

12 - 14 minutes

date: May 2015

instrumentation: solo violin, 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, 2 percussion, piano, cello, bass and electronics



program note:  Template 2 is a collaborative work that relies on the violin soloist to make a significant creative contribution. The solo
violin part has many opportunities for improvisation, including extended improvised pasages throughout the piece, as well as small windows
for improvisation during some of the composed violin material. This piece is part of my Coalescence Cycle, and shares some material with
earlier works in the cycle, particularly Coalescence, which is for the same instrumentation.