CHAMBER

Break (2013)

for cello and percussion (drum set and vibraphone)

Duration: 6 minutes
PDF Score: $10


PDF Parts: $5
Email info@jenniferbellor.com for purchase of individual parts.

Honorable Mention, 2013 NACUSA Young Composers’ Competition

Break was commissioned by the Holland/Weissman Duo for 2013-2014 regional tour, and premiered October 24, 2013 at PAUSA art house, Buffalo, NY.

 

Celestial Surroundings (2009)

for organ, brass sextet, and glockenspiel.

Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Score: $15


PDF Parts: $10
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Celestial Surroundings (2009) was premiered by organist Nicole Marane and brass players from the Atlanta Symphony at Peachtree United Methodist church in Atlanta, GA February 8. 2009.

 

Crystalline (2017)

for 2 pianos and percussion

Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Score: $20


PDF Parts: $10

Crystalline was commissioned by pianist Olga Shupyatskaya and Futaba Niekawa for premiere at the Eastman School of Music July 2, 2017 in Kilbourn Hall on Shupyatskaya’s summer faculty recital. The composition is inspired by the fusion of natural elements resulting in the creation of these beautiful crystal-like patterns/structures found in nature. In Crystalline, the pattern is a melody line that is first heard in its entirety by the vibraphone:


 
Throughout the piece, the interplay among the instruments evokes images of these elements coming together and breaking a part as the structure is formed, creating a sparkling, crystal-like atmosphere.

 

Ekho & Penelope (2009)

for string quintet
Each piece can be performed on its own. If programmed together, title the piece Ekho & Penelope, and indicate each of these as movements.

Ekho’s Lament

Duration: 6 minutes
PDF Score: $15


PDF Parts: $10

Penelope Awaiting By Her Bedside…

Duration: 4 minutes
PDF Score: $10


PDF Parts: $5

jenn's artEkho & Penelope was premiered in spring 2009 at the Eastman School of Music. These two movements also exist in an earlier version for string quartet, and a string orchestra version of Ekho’s Lament was commissioned by Millersville University orchestra under the direction of Reuben Blundell in 2009. (see category ORCHESTRA) The premiere at Eastman was dedicated to the memory of friend and artist Jennifer Mathiason, and an example of her beautiful artwork is shown above.

 

Heat Remix 2.0 (2012)

for percussion sextet and piano

Duration: 9 minutes
PDF Score: $20


PDF Parts: $15
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Heat Remix 2.0 (2012) was premiered by the Eastman Chamber Ensemble in Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music. The piece is an orchestrated version of Heatthat was written for Sean Connors on marimba.

 

Moment Eternal (2015)

for oboe and cello

Duration: 6 minutes
PDF Score: $10


PDF Parts: $5
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Commissioned by the Parvenue Duo (Megan Kyle, oboe and Katie Weissman, cello). Here is a video recording from the premiere on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at PAUSA Art House in Buffalo, NY:

 

Moments Shared, Moments Lost (2016)

for clarinet and electric organ

Duration: 6 minutes
PDF Score: $15


PDF Parts: $10

Elevate Ensemble 2016 Call For Scores Winner

“This piece has the ability to induce melancholy and happiness depending on the listener’s perception.” JazzCorner

Ivan Ivanov, clarinet
Jae Ahn-Benton, electric organ

This contemplative piece reflects those experiences in our lives we look back on and cherish, even though they may never happen again, because the experiences better define who we are. The moments themselves may at times be points of darkness, but we value them for their transformative power when we think about them afterward.

Another version is available featuring Colin Gordon (soprano sax), Julian Garvue (piano), Andrew Links (keyboard), Tyrone Allen (electric bass), and Aaron Staebell (drums):

 

On Tap (Just Tap It!) (2009)

for tap dancer and percussion


*Both the Drum set player and tap dancer can choose to improvise throughout instead of performing what is written.

Duration: 7:30
PDF Score: $15


PDF Parts: $10
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On Tap (Just Tap It!) (2009) was commissioned by the Ossia new music organization at Eastman School of Music, and was premiered on the October 2009 Ossia concert, featuring tap dancer Alex Dugdale, and the Volta trio. Here is another video of a performance at the 2012 Rochester Fringe Festival:

 

Stay (2016)

for clarinet, vibraphone, and piano

Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Score: $20


PDF Parts: $10

Semi-finalist, 2016 The American Prize


Cory Tiffin, clarinet
Luigi Ng, vibraphone
Jae Ahn-Benton, piano

Stay was written for clarinetist Cory Tiffin, and premiered at the UNLV Nextet concert March 14, 2016.
Additional performances include the New Music at the Green Mill Series June 19, 2016 in Chicago, WUOL’s (90.5FM) Unheard series by the Louisville-based chamber group, A/Tonal July 13, 2016, and at the Missouri State University Composition Festival performance February 27, 2017.

We may not remember activities or conversations we had yesterday, but we would recall vivid details about specific events in the more distant past, often times memories we want to hold onto, and hope they stay with us as time passes. As the memories become more and more distant, details may become altered due to our changing interpretation/perception of that event. I came across this quote from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on the concept of Memory: “The very idea of truth in memory, and the attendant possibility of error, implies that we are naturally realists about the past: but this fact about us doesn’t dictate answers to questions about just how, or how often, we do remember past truly.” Relating this to my composition, the eight-note motive at the beginning reflects the objective memory we hold onto, and the elaborations in the clarinet line represents the subjectivity we have when recalling past events and how our interpretations can creep in and re-shape the memories we have over time.