All at Once

Allen Brings

About this work:

All at Once is a reshaping of a 50 second piano piece that I composed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the College Music Society and performed at its national conference in Atlanta in 2008. While it’s true that one of the first things a composer must learn is how to extend a musical theme in time, to compose a work that has a beginning, a middle and an end and is less than a minute long is no less demanding. Almost as challenging but no less enjoyable is to reconceive something that has already been composed but for a completely different performance medium and in such a way that a perceptive listener will not choose to compare the two versions but will enjoy both equally.

Score and parts are available at

Version: for string trio
Year composed: 2013
Duration: 00:00:50
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:String Trio
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