Glenda Bates, D.M.A. 

Composer, Arranger, Director

Mealtime at La Honda, a Suite for Woodwind Quintet

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn

This suite is dedicated to all the campers and my fellow staff at Hayward la Honda Music Camp! I composed this suite based on the sounds and songs that we hear at mealtime. 

Video editing by Poh Teng

July 2020

Spacewalk Blues

For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Vibraphone

Based on the feeling of walking on the moon, or another low gravity planetary object, where each step is a joyful and mezmirizing bounce. This is a minimalist piece desigend to allow the improvsers to open up, and to allow the audience to reach a meditative state. 

Live concert recording at Spectrum NYC, 2017. 

Additional Arrangements Available:

 

Original Arrangement: Chamber Jazz septet - Sporano, flute, oboe, clarinet, double bass, drums

Oboe Quartet Arrangment:

Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello

Vampire Pirate

Character song/Holiday Song

Children's Music/ Family Music

Inspired by an eye injury, when even with my eyepatch on, the sunlight was too bright for me and I cold only come out at night.

Jam 

Jam based groove for World ensemble

This piece has yet to be performed. 

Due to it's improvisatory nature, this MIDI can hardly do it justice. To get a sense of it will require following along with the score and stretching your imagination a bit. 

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