Marc Mellits, composer
Commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
Listen to WindSync's world premiere of Paul Lansky's quintet The Long and Short of It as performed on Oct. 24, 2015 at the Library of Congress, alongside works by living American composers, Adam Schoenberg, David Maslanka and other classical masterpieces for wind quintet. Lansky studied with George Perle and Milton Babbitt and played horn briefly in the Dorian Quintet before joining the composition faculty at Princeton University. His new nine-movement work, commissioned by the Carolyn Royall Just Fund in the Library of Congress and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, was inspired by the third movement Adagio of Mozart’s Serenade for Winds K. 361.
This on-demand music is part of a partnership between Q2 Music and Concerts from the Library of Congress to share works that the Library of Congress either commissioned or presented as world or US premieres dating back to the 2009-2010 season.