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Symphony No. 1: "the present...a promiscuous rush..."

I’m thrilled to share that my friend and colleague Josh Trentadue will be collaborating with me on an exciting project - the creation of a brand-new, large-scale work for wind band based on my chamber trio Symphony No. 1: "the present…a promiscuous rush…" which was originally composed in 2019.
The commission is being led by Dr. Matthew Arau and the Lawrence University Symphonic Band, who will premiere Josh’s arrangement of my piece in March 2025.

The arrangement will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length divided into four movements (as detailed below). The buy-in to join is $500 for collegiate & professional groups, and $250 for high schools, due by May 1, 2024. Consortium exclusivity will be granted from March 1, 2025-February 26, 2026. Finally, two of the four movements may be performed separately and can fulfill the terms of a consortium premiere for this work.

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About the Piece

Symphony No. 1: "the present...a promiscuous rush..." was originally composed in 2019 for the New York-based Oasi Trio (violin, bass clarinet, and piano) who had planned to premiere it in May 2020 before the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately cancelled their concert. The piece, which takes its title and inspiration from a quote from William Manchester's book "A World Lit Only by Fire,” is comprised of four movements:

I - "the significant"

II - "the trivial"

III - "the profound"

IV - "the fatuous”

A sample of the score from the original version of Symphony No. 1: "the present...a promiscuous rush..."

It’s a sweeping musical reflection on the simultaneous significance and insignificance of our human experiences in the broad context of history. As part of Josh's arrangement process, he'll be expanding on my work to tailor it to the symphonic band format.

About Josh Trentadue

Josh Trentadue (b. 1994) is an artist who creates music about humanity, nature, life, and everything in between. Balancing electrifying rhythms with ethereal lyricism and ambient textures, he provides immersive and transformative experiences for performers and audiences everywhere.

Trentadue’s compositions and arrangements have been performed in the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, and more, and have made appearances at The Midwest Clinic, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, CBDNA, NASA, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Michigan Music Conference, and PASIC. Short films that Trentadue has scored have received screenings at the British Film Institute

Headshot for composer and arranger Josh Trentadue

Future Film Festival, the TIDE Film Festival, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, and the Asian Film Festival - Los Angeles. He has been recognized as a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a winner of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, and a second prize winner of the Columbia Summer Winds Outdoor Composition Contest, as well as an “Honorable Mention” recipient of the Dallas Winds Brass Fanfare Competition. Several of Trentadue’s arrangements have additionally been selected for JWPepper’s Editors’ Choice series.

Trentadue is the current Production Editor for TUX People’s Music, a Music Copyist & Engraver for Tiberio Music Design & Publishing, and a member of the Aurora Tapestry Collective with composers Kevin Day, Harrison J. Collins, and Katahj Copley. He holds a Master of Music Degree in Composition, Screen Scoring from New York University, and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition from Michigan State University.

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