Joe Brent

mandolinist | composer

"One of the truly exceptional musicians of his generation, Joe Brent recognizes no boundaries the mandolin cannot breach, and thus seems destined to forge a body of work future generations will have to reckon with." — David McGee

Into the Beautiful North (Score and Parts)

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Into the Beautiful North (Score and Parts)

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Commissioned by University of Arkansas Little Rock and ACANSA Festival, Into the Beautiful North is based on the Luís Alberto Urrea novel of the same name which tells the story of a young Mexican girl who sneaks across the US border on the journey of hope and discovery. 

Instrumentation: Joe (acoustic/electric mandolin, vihuela, tape); Sara (violin/Hardanger fiddle); Andrew (bass); trumpet; guitar; piano; violin 1&2; viola; cello; drums; percussion (congas, bongos, cajón, shakers, maracas, marimba, rain stick, tubular bells, glockenspiel, tam-tam, crash cymbal, jingle bells)

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