Contraption -music for orchestra by Brendan McBrien, composer

February 20th, 2011


music for orchestra by Brendan McBrien, composer

Contraption is a tone poem describing an imaginary machine of great size and power. The word “contraption” is defined as “a device or machine regarded as strange, incomprehensible, or makeshift.” This concept has been applied to the construction of this musical composition. The creation of this piece was accomplished in the same way an more…inventor might build a physical contraption, in this case limited to three main component “parts” plus an interlude. A very unique and appealing piece!

The Game played by Fairfax Youth Concert Orchestra

January 16th, 2011

Brendan McBrien’s “The Game” played by the Fairfax Youth Concert Orchestra – Marci Swift, Conductor.

Adra’s Dance Performed by San Jose Youth Symphony

January 16th, 2011

Adra’s Dance by Brendan McBrien played by the San Jose Youth Symphony Intermezzo group.

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