Premiere Performance of BCMEA‐CMC 2011 Commissioning Project Recipient: Jocelyn Morlock’s Ned the Neck

Premiere Performance of BCMEA‐CMC 2011

Commissioning Project Recipient:

Jocelyn Morlock’s Ned the Neck

In spring of 2011, Jocelyn Morlock was named the recipient of a special commission project by the BC Music Educators Association and the Canadian Music Centre BC Region.  On October 22nd, 2011, at Fraserview Church in Richmond, BC, CMC Associate Composer Jocelyn Morlock’s piece: Ned the Neck will be premiered by the BCMEA’s Honour Wind Ensemble.  Ned the Neck is a short work for high school level wind ensemble.  This performance will be part of the BCMEA Conference: Forte 2011: Growing Strong in Music Education, which is taking place at the River Rock Casino Resort between October 20th – 22nd, 2011.

The purpose of the commission is to add educational and artistic material to Canadian wind ensemble repertoire in addition to stimulating interest in composing for this thriving medium.  There is tremendous demand and enthusiasm for new wind ensemble music.

 

About Jocelyn Morlock

With a discography of twelve CDs, and numerous performances and broadcasts throughout North America and Europe, Jocelyn Morlock is fast becoming known as one of Canada’s leading composers.

With its “shimmering sheets of harmonics” (Georgia Straight) and an approach that is “deftly idiomatic” (Vancouver Sun) Morlock’s music has received numerous national and international accolades, including: Top 10 at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers; Winner of the 2003 CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composers competition; winner of the Mayor’s Arts Awards in Vancouver (2008); two nominations for Best Classical Composition at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2006, 2010) and most recently a Juno Nomination for Classical Composition of the Year (2011, Exaudi.)

Morlock’s international career was launched at the 1999 International Society for Contemporary Music’s World Music Days with Romanian performances of her quartet Bird in the Tangled Sky. Since then, she has become the composer of record for significant music competitions, including the 2008 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and the 2005 Montreal International Music Competition, for which she wrote Amore, a tour de force vocal work that has gone on to receive more than 60 performances and numerous radio broadcasts. http://jocelynmorlock.com

BCMEA-CMC Commissioning Project 2011 Announces Commission Recipient Jocelyn Morlock

BCMEA-CMC Commissioning Project 2011

Announces Commission Recipient Jocelyn Morlock

CMC Associate Composer Jocelyn Morlock has just been named the recipient of a special commission project that the BC Music Educators Association and the Canadian Music Centre BC Region are joining forces to create.  The purpose of the commission is to add educational and artistic material to Canadian wind ensemble repertoire in addition to stimulating interest in composing for the thriving medium.  There is tremendous demand and enthusiasm for new wind ensemble music.

The BCMEA and CMC BC Region are co-commissioning Jocelyn Morlock to write a three-minute work for a Grade 3 level wind ensemble.  The composition will be performed at the BCMEA Conference: Forte 2011: Growing Strong in Music Education taking place in Richmond, BC between October 20th – 22nd, 2011.  The Honour Wind Ensemble will premiere Morlock’s new work.

 

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BCMEA-CMC Commissioning Project 2011

BCMEA-CMC Commissioning Project 2011

Deadline: June 29, 2011

The BCMEA and CMC BC Region are co-commissioning a 3-minute work for Grade 3-level wind ensemble. The purpose of the commission is to add educational and artistic material to Canadian wind ensemble repertoire and to stimulate interest in composing for the particular forces. A neo-impressionistic piece is desired, avoiding an “overture style” but combining traditional musical concepts and tone colours with extended techniques.

The theme of the work should relate to the theme of the BCMEA Conference: Forte 2011:Growing Strong in Music Education. The conference is October 20-22, 2011 in Richmond, B.C. and the B.C. Honour Wind Ensemble will premiere the work.

This call is only for CMC-BC Region Associate Composers.

Submissions: 2 scores for wind ensemble or chamber music demonstrating an ability to effectively write for a Grade 3-level wind ensemble. Scores should be submitted by June 29, 2011 to:

Wind Ensemble Commissioning Project
c/o Bob Baker, Regional Director
Canadian Music Centre
British Columbia Region
837 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 1B7

The selection committee will be comprised of CMC Associate Composers and members of the BCMEA.

 

Instrumentation and Grading

Woodwinds: fl-2, ob-2,cl-3, bcl, bsn-2*, asax-2, tsax, bsax (*exposed bassoon parts should be cued in alternate parts to ensure coverage)

Brass: trpt-3, fhn-4*, tbn-3, euph/btn tc, tuba (*horn parts should be playable with 2 or 4 horn players)

String: string bass

Percussion: standard concert percussion, additional colour-additive percussion instruments, mallet percussion* (*should avoid dependence on marimba)

 

Additional Comments

Please note that should piccolo be included, it should be considered optional.

Please keep the length and virtuosity required for solos within the grade range.

The BCMEA and CMC BC Region thank the committee of volunteers who advised on the drafting of this call:

Mark Reid, BCMEA President
Jill Sparrow-Ng
Rob McLeod
Don Bennett
Dr. Gerald King

 

June 29, 2011