Jean Hasse

PIANO music

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Jean Hasse
PIANO / SOLO INSTRUMENTS / ENSEMBLES - for notes, reviews and info click here

Four Bits for Piano 
(1986-87) (11:00) 
I.Purple Blues  II.You're Like a Sunny Day (w/voice)  III.Moment X  IV.The Fantastic Vacation 

Premiere:
6 November 1987, Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge MA 
Jean Hasse, piano, Herschel Garfein, voice
on CD: kinkh, Music by Jean Hasse / VM CD101 (1999) listen on SoundCloud

Kangaroos 2 (Kanga+Roo) for two pianos (2014) (1:30)
Premiere: 7 September 2014, St George's Concert Hall, Bristol (Steven Kings and Paul Israel, pianos)

kinkh (1985) (3:45)
Premiere:
13 December 1985, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT / Jean Hasse
on CD: kinkh, Music by Jean Hasse / VM CD101 (1999) more info and CD reviews 

Pocket Pieces 
(1998-2005) (ca.60:00) 61 piano pieces in three volumes 
Premiere of 16 pieces: 29 October 1998, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough NH / Jean Hasse
on CD: kinkh, Music by Jean Hasse / VM CD101 (1999) more info and reviews 

Silk Water (1992) (6:15) for piano left hand /composed for Leon Fleisher
Premiere: 12 October 1992, New England Conservatory, Boston MA / Leon Fleisher
on CD: kinkh, Music by Jean Hasse / VM CD101 (1999) listen on SoundCloud

Sixths (1999) (4:00)
Premiere:
4 August 1999, Astor Theatre, Deal, Kent, England / Stephen Gutman 

Tremolo Piece (1985) (ca. 5:30)
piano and digital delay system 
or two pianos or any number of pianos
Premiere:
13 December 1985, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT / Jean Hasse
on CD: kinkh, Music by Jean Hasse / VM CD101 (1999)

Upon opening the door... (2010) (1:15) / composed to honor Geoffrey Poole
Premiere:
23 June 2010, Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol / Jean Hasse 
on CD: Joyous Lake, Music for and by Geoffrey Poole / Prima Facie PFCD012, (2012)

Jean and Leon Fleisher, Carnegie Hall, rehearsing  Silk Water

Jean and Leon Fleisher, Carnegie Hall, rehearsing Silk Water


SOLO
INSTRUMENTS

Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing at the British Museum

Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing at the British Museum

Almatt Heights (2002/16) (1:30) alto saxophone
composed for Matt and Alison Barrett. Premiere: private event

Collections Considered (aka Collections) (2006) (3:00) violin
Premiere
: 7 June 2006, British Museum, Enlightenment Gallery (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin)

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, tenor / Jean Hasse, piano) 

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

Fragment (2004) (0:12) violin
Premiere: last week of July 2004, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin)
Performed by PSS dozens of times that week, as part of the exhibition ‘Sodio y asfalto’, this ‘fragment’ was played between each of the 18 other commissioned composers’ fragments. Further performances took place in Ankara, Turkey, Nashville TN and London.

Today Tomorrow (2004) (3:00) cello and piano
composed for Claire Helen Jones. Premiere: private event

Collections, pg.1. Click to enlarge.


ENSEMBLES

Moths - for a few hundred whistlers

Moths - for a few hundred whistlers

Pulling, page 1

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, Mark Hetzler and John Faeta

Five Poems from the Japanese (1991) (10:00) mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano  
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 

Flip (2006) (4:00) saxophone quartet (SATB) and strings 
Premiere:
7 March 2006, St George’s Concert Hall, Bristol 
Apollo Saxophone Quartet and Goldberg Ensemble, Malcolm Layfield, cond.

Her dream, His shadow (1988) (8:00) two alto saxophones and two trumpets
Premiere
: 17 November 1988, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT / Real Art Ways performers  

Ich bin, du bist (1997) (10:30) string quartet
Premiere:
26 May 1997, Brno Conservatory, Czech Republic / Wallinger Quartet 

Moths - for a few hundred whistlers (1986) (ca. 9:00) audience with conductor (ca.6:00 practice; ca.3:00 performance) 
Premiere:
24 July 1986, Sanders Theater, Cambridge MA / Composers in Red Sneakers audience, Jean Hasse, cond. 

Never Fail Fudge (1998) (1:20) saxophone quartet

New music doesn't grow on trees (1985) (6:30) two electric guitars and digital delay system 
Premiere:
13 December 1985, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT Sue Burkhardt / Ken Parille 

Next Dance (1999) (3:00) piano quartet or two violins, cello, piano 
Premiere:
16 June 1999, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, England / Wiltshire Schools students
on CD: a white room / Schubert Ensemble / NMC (2001) listen on YouTube

"Oh" (1986, rev.1995) (0:14) five players (winds and/or strings plus piano OR string quartet and piano) 
Premiere:
30 July 1987, Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge MA / Composers in Red Sneakers  
Premiere (revised version): 23 September 1998, St Nazaire, France / Festival Consonance performers

Poldark Suite by Anne Dudley, arranged by Jean Hasse 2018, for strings (86642), piano and optional percussion
A new arrangement (taken from the original full orchestra score).
Premiere: 8 June 2018 at the High Sheriff of Bristol’s concert, Bristol Cathedral / Bristol Ensemble, William Goodchild, cond.

Pulling (1985) (9:15) four flutes or as many flutes as possible
Premiere: 13 December 1985, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT / Jean Hasse, flutes (some pre-recorded)  
on CD: kinkh, Music by Jean Hasse / VM CD101 (1999) listen on SoundCloud

Start the Week (2003) (2:30) flute, clarinet, soprano sax, trombone, piano, electric bass, drums
listen on SoundCloud

Then again (2000) (10:00) strings and percussion 
Premiere:
29 May 2000, Holyrood Hall, Chard, Somerset, England / Solid Strings, Jean Hasse, cond.  
Commissioned by Chard Festival of Women in Music

Tuning (1989, rev.1998) (10:00) flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano ('piano tuner') 
Premiere:
12 October 1989, Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge MA / Composers in Red Sneakers players / Jean Hasse, cond.  
Premiere (revised version): 26 September 1998, St Nazaire, France, Festival Consonance  
Philippa Davies / Michael Collins / Philipe Graffin / Gary Hoffman / Frédéric Chiu / Jean Hasse, cond. 

Ich bin, du bist, pg.1. Click to enlarge

Next Dance, pg.2. Click to enlarge.

Next Dance, pg.9. Click to enlarge.