Meditation and Gratitude
for 10 musicians and singers(2018)
|Commission||Commissioned by John Shannon and Jan Serr for Present Music’s very special last season under the artistic direction of Kevin Stalheim|
|Premiere||November 18, 2018; Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Present Music • Kevin Stalheim, conductor|
|Instrumentation||Piccolo (doubling flute)|
Clarinet in Bb
Vibraphone (a C3 to C7 instrument is preferred; if this is not available, use a standard instrument and omit notes out of range), tenor drum, tom-toms (low med., med., high), bass drum, crotale (A5), triangle, tam-tam
Soprano (required part: anywhere from one singer to a section)
Mezzo Soprano/Alto (optional part: anywhere from one singer to a section)
Double Bass (with low C string)
I am very thankful to John and Jan as they have commissioned many works from me for Present Music. This has been extremely instrumental in my creative relationship to prosper with Kevin and Present Music for over twenty five years. I am grateful.
Written to celebrate, and to show gratitude, to Kevin’s many years of immense contributions to new music in the United States and the world.
– Kamran Ince