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Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon

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ca 6:30"


Ruth Washington Mayhew (fl.)

Karen Willett (cl.)

Sara Erb (bsn.)

Jamey Guzman (fl.)

Jake Jaskolski (cl.)

Andrew Nelson (bsn.)

*commissioned by the Bloomington Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota to commemorate their 60th Anniversary.

Sonder (2023-24) is a trio inspired by the meaning of the word "Sonder":

The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passing in the street,

has a life as complex as one's own, which they are constantly living despite one's personal lack of awareness of it.

The structure of the piece is set in a scene where the attention is moved throughout the ensemble. Each instrument has its own personality/character. They are all in conversation with each other, despite sometimes over-talking one another. Along with very individualized melodic lines, the theatrical element of the work adds an additional layer to the character interactions. Sonder has a mood that can be described as thoughtful and sometimes playful; expressed through musical structure, wide range of dynamics, independence from all performers, and extended techniques such as air sounds, multiphonics, and using different parts of the instruments.

("Sonder - Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary." Wiktionary, January 2024

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