string dectet (2/2/2/2/2) or string orchestra (recommended: 6/6/4/4/2)
Lowell Chamber Orchestra; Orlando Cela conducting — May 15, 2021
Petite Symphonie de Chambre Contemporaine (après Milhaud) was commissioned by Orlando Cela and the Lowell Chamber Orchestra as a response to Darius Milhaud’s 4th chamber symphony (1921).
This composition follows the original form of Milhaud’s work (except the 2nd movement, now a nocturne) and explores my own compositional voice and style while still paying respect to the construction of the composition it was inspired by.
If performed by a string orchestra, section players should divide equally among the parts within the section, except for Cello 1 in Mvt. II, which should be performed by a solo player through bar 12.
— Quinn Mason
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