Duration: 3 minutes
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.
- 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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