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Chanson de la Nature by Jenni Brandon Performed by Timothy Bonenfant at The San Angelo Chamber Music Series

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE

 

Chanson de la Nature by Jenni Brandon Performed by Timothy Bonenfant at The San Angelo Chamber Music Series at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, 1 Love Street, San Angelo, TX 76903 (325) 653-3333.The performance titled Angelo State University (ASU) Faculty and Friends was on April 14, 2024, at 2:00 P.M.

The San Angelo Chamber Music Series features concerts by outstanding musicians from across Texas and the United States. They regularly draw patrons from every segment of the community with both traditional chamber musicians and more broadly based contemporary or ethnic music groups.

Program for April 14, 2024

Program notes for Chansons de la Nature pour la Clarinette.

Chansons de la Nature pour la Clarinette tells a story about nature as told by the clarinet’s agile voice. The French titles and basis of the pieces were inspired by the lyrical and pastoral quality of the French language and the images it invokes. The piece is also inspired by the images presented in Aesop’s fables (and Jean de la Fontain’s retelling of them); in particular, the movement “Le Lièvre et la Tortue” tells of the slow tortoise beating the fast hare with his patience and determination. Both creatures are represented in this movement, from the plodding of the tortoise to the quick movements of the hare.

The other movements also represent a variety of characters and situations from these famous fables. “Le Poisson” darts, “Le Papillon” flutters and floats, “L’étoile” shimmers in the night sky, nature ‘dances’, and “Le Serpent” is slippery and quick.  Each movement is short, but just long enough to evoke a story and create a ‘song of nature’ for the clarinet.

  1. Les Oiseaux
    II. Le Poisson
    III. Le Papillon
    IV. Le Lièvre et La Tortue
    V. L’Etoile
    VI. Dansez!
    VII. Le Serpent

This work appears on Jenni’s CD SONGS OF CALIFORNIA: MUSIC FOR WINDS AND PIANO

This work was required repertoire for the 2020-2021 International Clarinetist Corona Competition – Classical Category

Performance by Carrie RavenStem of Chansons de la Nature pour la Clarinette during the 2020 Woodwind Fest

All of Jenni’s compositions are available for purchase on her website Home – Jenni Brandon https://www.jennibrandon.com

Program notes Chansons de la Nature pour la Clarinette.

Chansons de la Nature pour la Clarinette tells a story about nature as told by the clarinet’s agile voice. The French titles and basis of the pieces were inspired by the lyrical and pastoral quality of the French language and the images it invokes. The piece is also inspired by the images presented in Aesop’s fables (and Jean de la Fontain’s retelling of them); in particular, the movement “Le Lièvre et la Tortue” tells of the slow tortoise beating the fast hare with his patience and determination. Both creatures are represented in this movement, from the plodding of the tortoise to the quick movements of the hare.

The other movements also represent a variety of characters and situations from these famous fables. “Le Poisson” darts, “Le Papillon” flutters and floats, “L’étoile” shimmers in the night sky, nature ‘dances’, and “Le Serpent” is slippery and quick.  Each movement is short, but just long enough to evoke a story and create a ‘song of nature’ for the clarinet.

  1. Les Oiseaux
    II. Le Poisson
    III. Le Papillon
    IV. Le Lièvre et La Tortue
    V. L’Etoile
    VI. Dansez!
    VII. Le Serpent

This work appears on Jenni’s CD SONGS OF CALIFORNIA: MUSIC FOR WINDS AND PIANO

This work was required repertoire for the 2020-2021 International Clarinetist Corona Competition – Classical Category

Performance by Carrie RavenStem of Chansons de la Nature pour la Clarinette during the 2020 Woodwind Fest

 

All of Jenni’s compositions are available for purchase on her website Home – Jenni Brandon https://www.jennibrandon.com