Jane Brockman, Composer

(Demystifying the Commission)

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Commissioning new music is among the most powerful ways to shape the future of music.

Today many great virtuosi and patrons of the past are remembered for the profound impact they made on music literature.

Great virtuosi and patrons such as Joachim (who commissioned Brahms), Count Razumovsky (who commissioned Beethoven), Joseph Szigeti (who commissioned Bartok), and today F. Gerard Errante (clarinet), the Kronos Quartet are just a few of many who have vastly increased the wealth of literature for their instruments.

The opportunity to experience a new piece, chat with the composer and have the music personally introduced, creates an unforgettable listening experience.

And for those who commission the music, providing the impetus for a new work is just as memorable.

Funds are available from state and local agencies, university research foundations, Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, regional music clubs, and individuals who may wish to commemorate an occasion or honor a member of the family.

Or, consider the modern commissioning consortium: 2-5 or more performers across the country together pool their funds. Each is a dedicatee, with the premiere rights for their own locales.

So, if you like what you hear, but there is no piece for your instrument or ensemble, or you wish to commemorate a special occasion, consider commissioning a new work. Through the years, Jane has worked with numerous musicians and ensembles. It's always inspirational to create music with the player's skills and characteristic sound in mind. And fees are flexible, according to the source of funding--just ask.

For More Commissioning Information:

Meet the Composer: Commissioning Music (PDF downloads are on the MTC website under "Publications" plus lots of other information)

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"The music of our time reflects who we are in a way that old music, no matter how great, simply cannot. Mozart's Don Giovanni, at its premiere in 1787, totally shocked his audience. The opera's overture, with trombones, made the loudest sound they had ever heard. How times have changed...

Though the skeleton of my work always comprises elements of structure, form etc., one aspect which remains constant is the desire to take audience and performers on a great ride."

"For an event to be great,
two things must come together:
the great sensibility of those who create it,
and the great sensibility of those who experience it."
Nietzche (1844-1900)

"Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons,
and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body."
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)