In Contemplation of Jacob’s Ladder

In this piece I was concerned with the connection between musical processes and musical form. Simple, graceful, scalar processes are combined to give structure and form to the music. Subtitled, after Pärt, In Contemplation of Jacob’s Ladder is also an homage to a masterful composer.

You can listen to a recording of a performance of In Contemplation of Jacob’s Ladder via the audio player above. It was written for fl/alto fl, cl/bass cl, vln, vla, pno, and perc.  This recording features the Berkley Contemporary Chamber Players conducted by David Milnes.