Laid Back


Instrumentation:
1.2.0.2/2.0.0.0./2-perc/Strings
Duration:                 3 minutes
Year:                          2010

Audio

Program Notes

    Laid Back (2010) is a jovial little piece for orchestra that was inspired by the blues and jazz.  I have always been a big fan of these genres and I attempt to create my own blend of the two in this piece.  It is essentially divided into a brief ABA form, with the A section characterized by a short melodic motif underscored by the strings, and the B section featuring a walking pizzicato bass along with a drum kit.  The piece was originally a part of Three Musings, but was later taken out and made its own stand-alone piece.

Performance History

  • Apr 17, 2011, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra
    Maureen Forrester Hall, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Graham Coles conducting
  • Mar 26, 2011, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pierre Simard conducting

Score and Parts

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