TURNS (2000) - Belinda Reynolds
for flute, clarinet in Bb, and bassoon
Commissioned by the California Association of Professional Music Teachers;
Premiered January, 2001 - Sacramento, CA
TURNS was commissioned by the California Professional Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association for its 2001 California State Convention. The work gets its title from the way the opening chords evolve into subsequent sections of the piece. For instance, one note may turn into the pivot point from which a new moment unfolds. Likewise, some melodic material turns into new chordal sections, thus giving a new perspective on the music. Special thanks goes to Esther Landau, Bruce Foster, and Yueh Chou of Citywinds for their invaluable input during the composing of this work.
Approx. Duration: 9'30"