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Commissioned by the Philip J. Curtis Foundation
for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra


2+pic, 2+eh, 2+bcl, 2+cbn – 4, 3, 3, 1 – timp+4, hp – str

00:00 / 01:09

"Solo" was commissioned to honor the legacy and work of the artist Philip C. Curtis (1907-2000). The work is based on the painting Solo (oil on board, 1962). Born in Jackson and an Albion College alum, Curtis typically said little about his paintings, leaving them to speak for themselves. The musical nature of this particular painting, showing a horn interlaced within a gnarly tree, made it a perfect choice to serve as a model for a soundscape.

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