A Joyous Trilogy (2019, rev. 2021)
Composed September - October 2019, revised 2021
Commissioned by Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS)
*First prize winner of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York's 2020-2021 Emerging Composers Competition: Orchestral - Division II
Scoring: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, 3 Percussion, Harp and Strings
Orchestra Seattle; Quinn Mason conducting - February 15, 2020
For 'A Joyous Trilogy', the composer writes that he “wanted to create a composition that was the very embodiment of happiness and cheerfulness, an accessible work that would put any listener in a good mood. The first movement, ‘Running’ (a revised version of Passages of Joy), is so called because of its always-moving and seemingly never-waning energy. The second, ‘Reflection,’ is a gentle meditation featuring a solo trombone. The third, ’Renewal,’ picks the energy back up and keeps it going to the very end.
Quinn Mason has dedicated this work to “Will White, a friend and mentor for many years now, and one of the most joyous people I know!”