Baser Nature

for full orchestra: 3(picc)-3(EH)-3-3(contra), 4-2-3-1, timp+2, hp, pno, strings, 7′
duration: 7′
commissioned by the Occasional Symphony for their annual Halloween silent film showing.

Program Notes

Music written to accompany the music hall scene [00:14:10-00:21:08] from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920).

“For the first time in his life, Jekyll had wakened to a sense of his baser nature.”

Performance History

Premiere: October 31, 2013. 2640 Space; Baltimore, MD
Occasional Symphony; Stephen Mulligan, conductor