Peace for Violin and Piano; Jessie Montgomery (NYC Music)

Peace for Violin and Piano; Jessie Montgomery (NYC Music) Peace for Violin and Piano; Jessie Montgomery (NYC Music) Peace for Violin and Piano; Jessie Montgomery (NYC Music) Peace for Violin and Piano; Jessie Montgomery (NYC Music)
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Jessie Montgomery (b 1981) is one of today's most relevant and important interpreters of 21st-century American sound and experience. She has been involved with Community MusicWorks, a Providence, Rhode Island community outreach music education program, as well as the Sphinx Organization, a Detroit-based nonprofit that supports young African American and Latinx string players. Her music interweaves classical music with elements of vernacular music, improvisation, poetry, and social consciousness, and has been performed by such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, A Far Cry, San Francisco Orchestra, and the St. Louis Symphony.

Montgomery's ''Peace'' for violin and piano was written in response to the initial quarantine orders from the COVID-19 pandemic. The composer writes: ''I’m learning to observe sadness for the first time not as a negative emotion, but as a necessary dynamic to the human experience.'' The piece's deeply pensive first section opens with the violin floating on top of a chordal piano accompaniment. The second section is more energetic before returning quietly to the opening music, ending on an ambiguous figure that fades away to silence.

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Book Type: Repertoire
Ensemble: Accompanied Solos
Publisher: NYC Music Services
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Ensemble Accompanied Solos
Book Type Repertoire