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Korf, Anthony: Combo 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Combo
  • Subtitle: 
    septet
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    15
  • Year of composition: 
    2011
  • First performance (year): 
    2015
  • First performance (venue): 
    American Academy of Arts & Letters
  • Conductor: 
    Optional
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Combo is a three-movement chamber work lasting about 15 minutes. The title confirms it as a piece in which the composer’s affinity for jazz is fully at the surface, heard immediately at the outset through the familiar device of call and response, from the solo trumpet to the ensemble. While this opening interlude initially suggests the possibility of a lengthy development, the unexpected appearance of a lively ostinato-grounded passage in the final “response” confirms the first movement’s real function as an introduction. A blue-tinged descending line in variant forms characterizes the moody inner movement, but nowhere is the invocation of jazz more evident than in the finale, a concerto grosso delivered in the guise of a series of solos very much in the manner of that quintessentially American genre. Here, Korf’s ecumenical leanings are redoubled by the gestural evocation of numerous jazz sub genres, which, in their original form would be mutually inhospitable, but here, reconciled through the composer’s unique harmonic sound world.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
7
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Piccolo
Clarinet
1
Bass
Trumpet
1
C
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Vibraphone (F3)
Bass Drum
Keyboard
1
Piano
Synthesizer
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Double Bass
1
4-string

 

 

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