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

you could make this place beautiful (score and parts)

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you could make this place beautiful (score and parts)

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Commissioned by 21CM and DePauw University, this piece takes its text from 'Good Bones', the poem by Maggie Smith which captivated the nation after the 2016 presidential election. For 9 Horses, chamber ensemble, and double SATB chorus.

Orchestration: Joe (electric mandolin, sampler); Sara (violin); Andrew (bass); piano; violin, viola; cello; drums

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