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Jalbert, Pierre (1967-)
Transcendental Windows

Transcendental Windows


Jun 02, 2008

Mathieu Dufour, Flute
Robert Morgan, Oboe
Larry Combs, Clarinet
Dennis Michel, Bassoon
Jon Boen, Horn
Joseph Genualdi, Viola
Karina Canellakis, Violin
Rami Solomonow, Viola
Clancy Newman, Cello
Peter Lloyd, Double bass
Allison Attar, Harp
Michael Kozakis, Percussion
Michael Mulcahy, Conductor

JALBERT-Transcendental Windows

Composed in 2000

Transcendental Windows was commissioned by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony. The work was part of a project that the Albany Symphony undertook, in which they commissioned a series of chamber pieces to be based on the stained glass windows of Louis Tiffany from the early 20th century. These Tiffany windows are located in historic churches in Albany and Troy, New York.

Transcendental Windows was inspired by the Tiffany windows located in First Presbyterian Church in downtown Albany, most notably the immensely colorful Sea of Galilee window.

Though in one continuous movement, this work contains nine sections, each of which is given a name and is based upon a different aspect/technique of Tiffany's windows.

Points of Colored Glass
Mosaic Glass
Confetti Glass/Play of Light
Mosaic Glass
Flowing Waters (Sea of Galilee)
Confetti Glass/Play of Light
Swirling Colors
Mosaic Glass
Points of Colored Glass

Program Notes by Pierre Jalbert

Performance date: June 2, 2008

Performance Audio