Version for Pierrot Ensemble
Premiered July 20th, 2018 by members of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, Erin Freeman, executive director,
at the Dunlop Pavillion, Wintergreen Resort, Virginia.
Version for Symphony Orchestra
220.127.116.11 – 4.4.3.Euph.1 – 3 Perc + Timp, Harp, Piano – Strings
Version A: Pierrot Ensemble
Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Violin, Cello, Piano
Version B: Symphonic Orchestra
2 Clarinets (II doubles Clarinet in Eb)
4 Horns in F
4 Trumpets in C (IV doubles Piccolo Trumpet in A)
Percussion (3 Players)
My work for pierrot ensemble or Symphonic Orchestra, The Boat, is a short composition that was originally composed as part of an exquisite corpse project at the Wintergreen Academy Composer’s Retreat in 2018. Originally paired with a segment from Buster Keaton’s film, the composer composed the score with the intention of bringing the hectic mess and excitement portrayed on the screen into the sonic space music creates. For the composer, film music must first still be good concert music, and the composer has kept that in mind for the composition of this work.