Metamorphosis, by Jenni Brandon, Performed by The Tailleferre Ensemble


Metamorphosis, by Jenni Brandon, is performed by The Tailleferre Ensemble on October 23, 2021 4:30pm at St Martin of Tours, Church House, Church Street, Epsom, Surrey, England KT17 4PX .Telephone: 01372 722567 Email: The Tailleferre Ensemble is a new chamber collective founded by Nicola Hands and Penelope Smith, with the aim of promoting women in music. The ensemble has a special interest in redressing the balance of works performed by male and female composers, and in performing new works. The Tailleferre Ensemble is a flexible chamber ensemble, performing recitals of differing instrumentation and genre.

The October 23, 2021  program is:

Jenni Brandon  Metamorphosis

Eldin Burton Sonatina for flute and piano

Ingrid Stolzel There are things to be said

Rhian Samuel Little Duos

Nadia Boulanger Vers la vie nouvelle

Madeleine Dring Trio for flute, oboe and piano

This concert will be posted to and available for viewing on the Tailleferre Ensemble – YouTube website.

Metamorphosis for two oboes and piano (2018) by Jenni Brandon explores starkness, freedom, and a dance of discovery of self as told through the interweaving lines of the oboes. The piano becomes the support that helps guide the changes along the way, ebbing and flowing in its own voice. The instruments frequently intermingle, continuously evolving into something new. It is a single-movement work in which the section titles come from a variety of synonyms for the word “metamorphosis. The sections relate to each other by transitioning, growing and evolving throughout this journey of change.

I. Vulnerable
II. Evolving
III. Transformation
IV. Rebirth
V. Transfiguration
VI. Breaking through the mold
VII. Regeneration
VIII. Emerging
IX. “The metamorphosis excites in the beholder an emotion of joy…”

This work receives its premiere performance and recording by Dr. Lindabeth Binkley (oboe) along with Dane Philipsen (oboe) and Mary Jo Cox (piano) on Dr. Binkley’s CD FROM EARTH AND SKY: MUSIC OF JENNI BRANDON on the Blue Griffin Record label in 2020.

Metamorphosis is available for purchase on Jenni’s website at Metamorphosis for two oboes and piano – Jenni Brandon