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Even Deeper (score & parts) - DR CHOIR+AUDIO

Composer: Shapiro, Alex

Publisher: Alex Shapiro

Edition: 57804


Even Deeper
for double reed choir plus recorded track
by Alex Shapiro (b. 1962) - American composer


From the composer:

The original version of this piece, "DEEP" was commissioned and recorded by Carolyn Beck. It uses the same audio track as "EVEN DEEPER", but is set for the noble and profound solo contrabassoon. A few years later, I had the opportunity to expand the music, again with the same track but this time for symphonic wind band in a piece called "DEPTH", the first movement of my watery, ocean-based suite, "IMMERSION". When Daniel Baldwin suggested that I consider creating an adaptation of one of my works for a performance at the 2014 IDRS Conference, this piece was an obvious choice; my imagination rumbles with the vibrations of the mere thought of so many of these great instruments and their fabulous players on stage together, intoning this anthem to the sea. Inhale. Exhale. 

The full instrumentation for this piece is 3 oboes, 2 English Horns, 4 bassoons, and one contrabassoon, plus electronic track. The electronic track may be obtained directly from the composer at her website,

Dedicated to Daniel Baldwin

Duration: 7:49.