Three Songs of Bengal will be a celebration of a unique South Asian culture. The piece will be an arrangement of three songs from the region of West Bengal in India and Bangladesh. The music will range from the lilting melodies of Rabindranath Tagore to the percussive grooves of the Baul tradition. Within the concert band, raga melodies will weave through rhythms of the bangla dhol evoking the sounds of Bengali festivals and informal adha gatherings. This piece will contribute works by three Bengali composers to the wind ensemble literature. The work will be of a similar length and difficulty level to "A Prehistoric Suite" by Paul & Teresa Jennings.
Payment for participating ensembles is only (US)$75! Consortium members will receive the following: a pdf copy of the parts and score with the right to reproduce for the consortium member ensemble, the name of the commissioning ensemble and director in each copy of the score, exclusive performance rights until January 30th, 2020, and the right to claim a "Regional Premiere" performance with their ensemble. Payment of the full $75 is due no later than September 10th, 2019 in order to receive parts and score by September 15th, 2019.
The world premiere of the new work will be given by the Grand Street Campus High Schools' Bands (Jeff W. Ball, Sondra Braeutigam, Jasmine Britt) on December 12th, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY. However, consortium members are welcome to give their regional premieres at any time after the receipt of parts.
Consortium members can send a check for $75 to Aakash directly at:
Aakash Mittal222 Parkville AveApt. 3BBrooklyn, NY 11230
Or send $75 to Aakash's Paypal - his Paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will receive a consortium contract to sign. If you have not paid the consortium fee you will receive an invoice and link for online payment.