Submission Title

Performance of "Nightsongs" for Fluegelhorn and Trumpet with Accompaniment, by Richard Peaslee

Subject Area

Music

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Nightsongs by Richard Peaslee (1930-2016) was composed in 1973 during the midst of his theatre career. The piece was commissioned by Harold Lieberman at Carnegie Hall. Peaslee’s composition study and specialization in big band music transferred into his involvement in a variety of range of genres, such as film, dance, and jazz, which reflected on Nightsongs with jazz and extended techniques. This piece contains contrasting moods that exploit each instrument’s characteristics. A rich sound, a low register, and syncopated rhythm are amplified by the fluegelhorn. In comparison, a brighter, more regal sound, and ascending/descending triplets, are amplified by the trumpet. Throughout the piece, the unstable and unfinished feel sustains with a sense of peace, surreal state, and conflict.

Performers:
Fluegelhorn/Trumpet: Sungmin Park
Piano Accompaniment: Dr. Julie Cross

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Performance of "Nightsongs" for Fluegelhorn and Trumpet with Accompaniment, by Richard Peaslee

Nightsongs by Richard Peaslee (1930-2016) was composed in 1973 during the midst of his theatre career. The piece was commissioned by Harold Lieberman at Carnegie Hall. Peaslee’s composition study and specialization in big band music transferred into his involvement in a variety of range of genres, such as film, dance, and jazz, which reflected on Nightsongs with jazz and extended techniques. This piece contains contrasting moods that exploit each instrument’s characteristics. A rich sound, a low register, and syncopated rhythm are amplified by the fluegelhorn. In comparison, a brighter, more regal sound, and ascending/descending triplets, are amplified by the trumpet. Throughout the piece, the unstable and unfinished feel sustains with a sense of peace, surreal state, and conflict.

Performers:
Fluegelhorn/Trumpet: Sungmin Park
Piano Accompaniment: Dr. Julie Cross