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2012 ASCAP/CBDNA FREDERICK FENNELL PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED

DAYDREAMS (2010) BY TAKUMA ITOH

for Wind Ensemble
(3fl. (pic), 2 ob. (c.a.), 4 cl., 1 b. cl., 2bsn., | 2 a.sx+1 t.sx+1 b.sx |4 horns, 3 tp., 3 tbn., 1 euph., 1 tuba | 4 perc., pf., harp., db)

duration: 16 minutes

Performers: Cornell Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston Turner, Conductor

Score Excerpt: PDF

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Commissioned and premiered by Cornell University

The composer writes:

In Daydreams, I wanted to create an atmosphere of going in and out of a timeless suspension. To create this feeling, I used indeterminate (ad libitum) notation alongside a more conventional, metered notation: at times, the indeterminate figures creates a suspended atmosphere (such as in the opening moments of the piece), while in other moments, propels the music forward with a rapid flurry of notes. The piece gradually builds until the climactic moment when the sounds literally engulf the listeners: a group of musicians who were on stage during in the beginning of the piece are now playing from the balconies, creating a reverberant, "surround-sound" effect for the listeners situated within the auditorium.