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Andrea Reinkemeyer, Composer
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The music of American composer Andrea Reinkemeyer has been described as, “haunting,” “clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic” (Detroit News, The Schenectady Daily Gazette). She is interested in the interplay and intersection of visual metaphors, nature and sound to create lush melodic lines and textures teeming with new timbres set against churning rhythmic figures. Ms. Reinkemeyer is a free-lance composer, enjoying recent collaborations with and commissions from...
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The Thaw for Soprano, Tenor, Mixed Choir and Wind Ensemble (2016) / Andrea Reinkemeyer, music / Artis Henderson, words / Rodney Dorsey / University of Oregon Wind Ensemble & University Singers
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Reinkemeyer: Dos Danzas for Concert Band N/A
Conductor: Rodney Dorsey
Recording Date: Wed 13 Apr 2011
Dos Danzas (2010) for concert band was commissioned by and is dedicated to Miller Asbill and The Texas Tech University Concert Band who premiered the work on April 25, 2010 at Hemmle Recital Hall, Lubbock, Texas. As if emerging from a fog, the first movement, Tangential Tango, is a sultry bitonal dance that utilizes long melodic lines against a pulsing tango rhythm. The two keys are attracted to one another, yet push apart like magnets with the same polarity. Gallo Fino literally translates from Spanish as “fine rooster;” in the colloquial, it also refers to a finely dressed man who is ready for a night on the town. The uneven 3+3+2 time signature supports the imagery of a strutting rooster preened to impress. Many thanks to Miller Asbill, the music students at Texas Tech University, and Brian Amer for their artistic support.
I - Tangential Tango (4:04) N/A
II - Gallo Fino (5:48) N/A
Reinkemeyer: Lured by the Horizon for Orchestra N/A
Conductor: Nikolas Caoile
Recording Date: Tue 14 Mar 2006
This piece was read by the American Composers Orchestra. If you are interested in the updated version of this work, please contact me.
I - Growth (2:10) N/A
II - Rust (3:22) N/A
III - Currents (3:20) N/A
IV - Cut (2:03) N/A
V - Return (4:28) N/A
Reinkemeyer: Half Moon Nocturne
Conductor: Max Lifchitz
Recording Date: Tue 23 Jun 2009
Half Moon Nocturne for Mixed Octet (9:01) N/A
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NaamJai (Liquid Heart) for Orchestra will receive its premiere by the Albany Symphony on May 16, 2015 at the EMPAC.
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A new work, commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, will be premiered on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
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