Transcendental Windows (2000)

for chamber ensemble

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Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2 vlns, vla, vc, db, harp, 1 perc.

 

Sections:

Points of Colored Glass

    Mosaic Glass

           Confetti Glass/Play of Light

                  Mosaic Glass

                         Flowing Waters (Sea of Galilee)

                  Confetti Glass/Play of Light

            Swirling Colors

     Mosaic Glass

Points of Colored Glass

 

Duration: 12 minutes

 

World Premiere:  Commissioned by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony. Premiered on the Albany Symphony's American Music Festival at First Presbyterian Church, Albany, NY, March 25, 2000.

 

Program Notes:

Transcendental Windows was commissioned by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony. The work was part of a project that the Albany Symphony undertook, in which they commissioned a series of chamber pieces to be based on the stained glass windows of Louis Tiffany from the early 20th century. These Tiffany windows are located in historic churches in Albany and Troy, New York. Transcendental Windows was inspired by the Tiffany windows located in First Presbyterian Church in downtown Albany, most notably the immensely colorful Sea of Galilee window. Though in one continuous movement, this work contains nine sections, each of which is given a name and is based upon a different aspect/technique of Tiffany's windows.

 

-- Pierre Jalbert

© 2016 Pierre Jalbert, Transcendental Windows