The Middle Tennessee State University Woodwind Faculty performed “Colored Stones” by Jenni Brandon. The concert was part of a Zoom faculty recital on Monday, October 19, 2020 AT 6 PM PDT. Jenni provided composer comments about her work to the audience. Faculty members who performed the recital were Dr. Leigh Muñoz, bassoon; Dr Deanna Hahn-Little, flute; Dr Todd Waldecker, clarinet; and Dr David Cyzak; oboe.
“Colored Stones” for solo bassoon tells the story of three stones: smoky quartz, lapis lazuli, and tiger’s eye. Some cultures and spiritual practices believe these stones have powerful qualities such as the ability to heal, protect, and offer spiritual guidance. The bassoon explores these beautiful stones’ unique qualities.
The Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium chose this piece as the winner of the 2014 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition. Susan Nelson premiered it.
“Colored Stones” is available for purchase through Imagine Music Publishing.