Ol' Joe's Patch (Move. I - A Memory Suite)

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Story

 This work is dedicated to my mother, Hazel Salmon Plain.  In her family the word Ol’ (Old) had little to do with the age of a thing.  It was placed before a name to imply attachment, affection, and something that was familiar.  As time passed, the object became an endearment to the history of the family.

This suite of four movements is based on the composer’s childhood memories, two at his grandfather Salmon’s farm in Daviess County, KY (located near the intersection of County 140 and Maxwell - Red Hill Road).   SEE PROGRAM NOTES

OPEN YOUR EARS

LISTEN

THE

SOUND

FLOWS

OBJECTIVE

I have been using folk materials in my compositions since 1969 and my objective has always been to artfully fuse these elements into a modern sound fabric.

My Performance Conductors:

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Massimo Pradella, Oleg Kovalenko, Gerhard Samuel, Lukas Foss, Lawrence Foster, Michael Morgan, Kenneth Jean, Paul Polivnick, Gunther Schuller, Steven Smith, Sydney Hodkinson, Stewart Robertson, Andrew Davis, Edwin London, John McL. Williams

PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRAS

Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Louisville Orchestra,  Vermont Symphony Orchestra,  Richmond (VA) Symphony,  Atlantic Classical Orchestra,  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra,  Long Beach Symphony,  Civic Orchestra of Chicago,  Alabama Symphony Orchestra,  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra,  Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra,  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Radiotelevisione Italiana Orchestra of Rome, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo.