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Me Disagrees : for wind symphony

by Catherine Likhuta (2010, this version: 2013)

Me Disagrees


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Me Disagrees : for wind symphony / Catherine Likhuta.

Library shelf no. 784.83/LIK 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

"Why Me Disagrees? My intention was to write a piece that would depict an argument that is not overly aggressive. Instead, it is to be playfully competitive, cheeky, and even somewhat humorous at times. 'I Disagree' is a strong statement, which would not reflect the lighthearted spirit of the original idea. So I decided to make it sound like something a naughty child might say to defy authority: 'Me Disagrees! End of story.'

The original version of this piece is a trio for flute, alto saxophone and piano. It was commissioned by The Americas Trio and composed in 2010. While writing the piano part, I caught myself hearing big band sounds in my head in all the major climactic moments. Therefore, even before I finished writing the trio version, I knew that one day I would make it work for the wind orchestra, as well… The wind symphony version was commissioned by the Cornell University wind symphony and Cynthia Johnston Turner (conductor), who premiered it in November 2013."

Work Details

Year: 2010, this version: 2013

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, 2 euphoniums, tuba, timpani, piano, percussion (4 players).

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Cynthia Johnston Turner for Cornell University Wind Symphony

First performance: by Cornell University Wind Symphony, Cynthia Johnston Turner — 23 Nov 13. Bailey Hall, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA)


Me disagrees, by Catherine Likhuta

Performances of this work

13 Dec 2017: at "Let the Darkness Out" CD Launch (Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University). Featuring Catherine Likhuta, Emma Di Marco, Brijette Tubb.

11 May 2017: at Let the Darkness Out: Catherine Likhuta and Emma Di Marco in concert (Nickson Room). Featuring Catherine Likhuta, Brijette Tubb, Emma Di Marco.

23 Nov 13: Bailey Hall, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA). Featuring Cornell University Wind Symphony, Cynthia Johnston Turner.

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