Jean Hasse


BRASS ENSEMBLES

By the way… (2 tpts, horn, tbn)
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Jean Hasse
BRASS ENSEMBLES / PERCUSSION / VOCAL, CHORAL / AMATEUR, GRAPHIC, AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION


ABCD 
(1998) (2:30) 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba  
Premiere:
20 March 1998, Royal College of Music, London / London Brass / RCM students, David Purser, cond.
US Premiere: 20 May 1998 / Ojai Festival, Ojai, CA, Jeffrey Reynolds, cond.

Are you sitting down? Are you facing a door? (1992) (10:00)  two trombones (with optional reverb) 
Premiere:
25 June 1992, Longy School of Music, Cambridge MA / Mark Hetzler / John Faeta

Boston Common Brass (1987) (4:30) eight trumpets 
Premiere:
15 April 1987, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge MA / Boston area players, Herschel Garfein, cond.

By the way... (1989) (2:00) four trumpets or two trumpets, horn and trombone or two trumpets and two trombones 
Premiere:
28 May 1989, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH / Oberlin College players, John Knight, cond. 

Reflecting Dreams (1993) (6:00) 50 brass: 18 trumpets, 12 horns, 12 trombones, 8 tubas  
Premiere:
3 August 1993, Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox MA / TMC and BUTI players, Charles Schlueter, cond.
Canadian premiere: 25 Nov 1994, Montreal / McGill University Wind Symphony, Robert Gibson, cond.
British premiere: 20 March 1998, Royal College of Music, London / London Brass and RCM students, David Purser, cond.
German premiere: 16 Oct 2000, Mannheim, Germany / London Brass and Mannheim Young Brass Ensemble, David Purser, cond. Listen on SoundCloud

Tower Piece
 (1987) (4:30) four trumpets and four trombones  
Premiere:
3 July 1987, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA / Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute players / Boyde Hood 

Reflecting Dreams, pg.1.
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PERCUSSION

After Earle (1985) (ca. 3:00)  percussion (2 or more players) 
Premiere:
13 Dec. 1985, Hartford CT / Real Art Ways performers 

Canvas (1986) (8:00)  marimba and pre-recorded tape (marimba) 
Premiere:
2 May 1987, First and Second Church, Boston MA / Nancy Zeltsman 

Nubble Lighthouse (1999) (ca.3:00) percussion quartet (susp.cymbal/crotales, vibraphone, marimba, Thai gongs) 

Pebbling (2001) (ca.5:00-8:00) percussion (audience clicking/rubbing pebbles, with conductor)  
Premiere:
15 April 2001, Samphire Hoe, Dover Cliffs, Dover, England / Easter Weekend Festival audience, Jean Hasse, cond. 

Spinning Stars (1999/2003) (ca.6:00) percussion quartet (susp.cymbal/crotales, vibraphone, marimba, gongs), 
with digital delay system/reverb; or 6 or more percussionists


VOCAL /
CHORAL

Five Poems, pg.1. Click to enlarge

Five Poems, pg.4

Captions (1998) (5:00) tenor and piano  
Text: Paul S Byard, from The Architecture of Additions (Engl.)  
Premiere: 29 October 1998, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough NH / Paul Byard, ten., Jean Hasse, piano 

Five Poems from the Japanese (1991) (10:00) mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano  
I. When 
II. I should not have waited 
III. Swifter than hail 
IV. Is it your command 
V. The cricket cries
Text: Japanese poets from 9thC, 11thC, 12thC, 20thC, translated by Kenneth Rexroth (Engl.) 

Premiere: 31 October 1991, Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge MA / Soli Espri Trio

Four Poems from the Japanese (1998) (5:00) for unaccompanied chorus
She said; The cricket cries; When; In the dusk
Text: Japanese poets from 9thC, 10thC, 12thC, translated by Kenneth Rexroth (Engl.)

The French Lesson (Les Garcons de Bromley) (2003) (2:30) treble choir and piano
Text: Jean Hasse 
Premiere: 24-27 April 2003, Second International Children’s Choral Festival of Sainte Baume, Provence, France /
Bromley Boy Singers, Richard Apsley, cond., Cameron Burns, piano 

What do I want for Christmas? (2002) (3:10) treble choir and piano (or harp)
Text: Jean Hasse 
Premiere:
31 December 2002, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London / Bromley Boy Singers, Richard Apsley, cond., Anna Wynne, harp
on CD: Sweet Silver Song, ACTS CD 03298 (Dec.2003) Listen on SoundCloud

without you (2018) (5:00) soprano, clarinet and piano
Text: Jean Hasse
Premiere: 12 Nov 2018, Bristol / Gemini Ensemble (Sarah Leonard, sop, Ian Mitchell, clar/b.clar, Joby Burgess, perc.)

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What do I want for Christmas?
for treble choir. Click to enlarge


AMATEUR /
GRAPHIC SCORES /
AUDIENCE
PARTICIPATION

These pieces use simple traditional notation and/or graphic notation. 
Written for students as well as workshops with non-musicians or amateurs. 
Some works involve audience participation.
Note: Programme notes and performance instructions are available for all the pieces. 
Please contact VM for performing scores and further information.

After Earle (1985) (ca. 3:00)  percussion (2 or more players) 
Premiere:
13 Dec. 1985, Hartford CT / Real Art Ways performers  

Draw (1998) (1:20)  string quartet 
Students/children hear the piece, played by a string quartet, then "draw" the sound 
as they listen again

Frantic Fanfare (2003) (ca.2:30) mixed ensemble 

Leaning (1998) (2:10) mixed ensemble
Premiere:
19 July 1998, Oddfellow's House, Portsmouth, England
Portsmouth New Music Orchestra workshop, Jean Hasse, cond. 

Moths - for a few hundred whistlers (1986) (ca. 11:00) audience with conductor (ca.7:00 practice, ca. 3:00 performance)
Premiere:
24 July 1986, Sanders Theater, Cambridge MA / Composers in Red Sneakers audience (500+), Jean Hasse, cond. 

Pebbling (2001) (ca.5:00-8:00)  percussion (audience clicking/rubbing pebbles, with conductor)  
Premiere:
15 April 2001, Samphire Hoe, Dover Cliffs, Dover, England / Easter Weekend Festival audience, Jean Hasse, cond. 

Two Songs from the Japanese (1998) (3:00) chorus and piano
Swifter than hail (chorus and piano); When (chorus) 
Text: Japanese poets from 9thC, 20thC, translated by Kenneth Rexroth (Engl.)  
Premiere:
11 July 1998, St George's in the East, London / COMA Voices, Dominic McGonigal, cond. 

t.b.a. (1998) (1:00) mixed ensemble 
Premiere:
19 July 1998, Oddfellow's House, Portsmouth, England/ Portsmouth New Music Orchestra workshop, Jean Hasse, cond.

MOTHS audience score. Click to enlarge.

Leaning, pg.1. Click to enlarge