Composed in 2016 as a wedding gift to my wife, Olivia.
When first your path crossed mine,
The earth stretched out beneath us, renewed and fresh;
Time itself began to yield, for you and for me;
Above, an incandescent sky to illuminate the path.
Commissioned by the Cortona Sessions for New Music for Grant Bingham, winner of the 2014 Cortona Sessions Contemporary Performance Competition.
JOHN CLAY ALLEN
Composer | Pianist
flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, cello, double bass | 10'
Ajax Quartet, 2017
string quartet | 5'
baritone saxophone | 9'
Composed in 2016 for James Barger.
Copyright © 2018 by John Clay Allen
University of Iowa New Music ensemble, April 6th, 2018
Boulder Altitude Directive, Carter Pann, conductor
bassoon | 12'
Ajax Quartet, 2016
alto flute | 3'
Written in 2016 for Joanna Hope Toohey.
string quartet | 13'
pierrot ensemble | 7'
Commissioned by the Boulder Altitude Directive.
Orchestra and Band
Chamber and Solo