Re:pair
and
Re:pair for Two Baroque Flutes

(Duet for Baroque or Modern Flutes).
Total duration ca. 7 minutes (2000)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
Commissioned in 2000 by flutists Tom Moore and Laura Ronai.
One movement work. 13 pages, 8.5" x 11".

Audio excerpts of the premiere, in January 2001
at Princeton University, NJ.,
by Tom Moore and Laura Ronai.


Also available as:

Re:pair
for Flute and Bassoon
Total duration ca. 7 minutes (2002)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).

One movement work. 8 pages, 8.5" x 11".
Commissioned in 2001 by the L.A. Alumni Chapter
of Mu Phi Epsilon.

Premiered in March 2002 in Los Angeles, CA.,
by Patti Cloud, flute and Carolyn Beck, bassoon.

Audio clip performed by Patti Cloud, flute and
Carolyn Beck, bassoon.


Re:pair
for Flute and Oboe
Total duration ca. 7 minutes (2002)
One movement work. 8 pages, 8.5" x 11".
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).


Premiered in June 2002 in Ontario, Canada,
by Penelope Clarke, flute and Colleen Gibson, oboe.

Audio clip performed by Pamela Vliek Martchev, flute and Rong-Huey Liu, oboe.


Re:pair
for Oboe and English horn
Total duration ca. 7 minutes (2002)
One movement work. 8 pages, 8.5" x 11".
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).


Premiered in March 2014 in Hartford, Connecticut,
by Ling-Fei Kang, oboe and Charles Huang, English horn.


Re:pair
for Two Bassoons
Total duration ca. 7 minutes (2001)
One movement work. 8 pages, 8.5" x 11".
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).


Re:pair
for Clarinet and Bassoon
Total duration ca. 7 minutes (2008)
One movement work. 8 pages, 8.5" x 11".
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).

Audio clip performed by Sue Collado, clarinet and
Pat Nelson, bassoon.


 

 

 

 

"Delightful."

-------— Gordon Rumson, Music & Vision Magazine, May 2001

"Musical pickings are sparse during the summer months, but rewards await the ardent serendipiter... I happened upon an eminently satisfying chamber-music concert in a UCLA lecture hall, and was glad I did. The players were five members of Mládí, the ensemble whose wintertime programs in an old apartment building near Silver Lake I have also found reason to praise... The Bruman concerts are solid, interesting and challenging. Last week’s program consisted of four new or newish works for winds.

One, a perky and thoroughly delightful duet for flute and oboe by the local composer Alex Shapiro, was brand-new, and Shapiro was on hand to deliver a few words about her piece..."

------— Alan Rich, L.A. Weekly, July 2005

     


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Re:pair was originally composed for two baroque flutes, at the request of Tom Moore and Laura Ronai, two baroque flutists who enjoy the somewhat unusual mission of presenting audiences with contemporary music written for their instruments. The title is a triple entendre: fixing something that in some cases is... baroque (ouch), having to do with a duo, and then having that duo musically deconstruct and pair up again. I took a very modal approach to this piece, using harmonies and rhythms that refer to music from a few hundred years ago, while placing them in a contemporary context.

Although I wrote Re:pair specifically for baroque instruments, it sounds equally well on modern flutes, and other woodwinds as well. These additional versions employ a few higher pitched notes, for a brighter sound than what would traditionally be written for wooden flutes.

 
 
 

Enjoy this video of flutist Ann Marie Yasinitsky and oboist Keri E. McCarthy performing Re:pair in February 2013, on a concert of Alex Shapiro's music during her vist as the resident composer for the Festival of Contemporary Art Music (FOCAM), at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington:

 

And here are oboist Ling-Fei Kang and English hornist Charles Huang of Oboe Duo Agosto, performing Re:pair in March 2014, at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford in Connecticut:

 

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