Composer: Friedland, Zach
Instrumentation: Quintet Instruments: Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe
Genre: Contemporary

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Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet and Bassoon

Drift was written for the TIMBER Reed Quintet at the Ohio State University. Upon attending rehearsals and listening to the dynamic of the group, I was fascinated with the way the five instruments blended their sound together and the vast array of timbres that could emerge from the various combinations. This sparked my vision to create a piece that would highlight these abilities. Drift makes use of rhythmic ambiguity and uses a Jazz influence to create a musical idea of drifting along. 



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    Zachary Friedland earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in music composition from The Ohio State University in 2018. Before Ohio State, Zach attended the University of Rhode Island, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in music composition in 2013. He earned a Master’s degree at The Longy School of Music of Bard College, in 2015.

    During his time at Ohio State, Zach worked closely with the band program, writing for the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Collegiate Winds, and Jazz Band, as well as arranging for The Ohio Show Band and Music Education program’s Brazilian Experience. Zach has worked with notable groups including The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, The Stateline Wind Symphony, The Savannah River Winds, and the Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma 2016 Northeast District Reading Band, for which he was also a conductor and clinician. Zach has also written solo and chamber works for The Anacostia String Quartet, pianist Natalie Zhu, tubist Gary Buttery, vocalist Ketti Jane Muschler, and Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim. Additionally, Zach's scholarly work has appeared in publications such as The Instrumentalist and The Podium.   

    A strong advocate for new music and young/emerging composers, Zach founded the Rhode Island Recording Ensemble (RIRE), which he runs with fellow Rhode Island composer and band director Michael Konnerth. RIRE is a weekend festival, held each June at the University of Rhode Island, dedicated to its mission of promoting the art of new music, fostering the creation of music for the symphonic band genre, giving opportunity to young composers to learn and grow through practical experience, and enriching the community of their profession through the collaborative recording experience. 2019 will be the sixth season and the first Young Composer’s Day presented in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island Summer Academy.
    Composition teachers include Thomas Wells, John Howell Morrison, Jeremy Van Buskirk, Geoffery Gibbs, Eliane Aberdam, Dominique Schafer, and Grammy-nominated composer Joe Parillo. Zach has also studied conducting with Russel C. Mikkelson, Geoffrey McDonald, Gene Pollart, and Mark Conley. 

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    Product Name Drift
    SKU CM4477
    Price 18.00
    First published 2018
    Delivery PDF download, Shipped (printed)
    Composer Friedland, Zach
    Instrument Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe
    Instrumentation Quintet
    Genre Contemporary
    Grade 4
    Duration 5
    Publisher Cimarron Music Press
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