No Matter How Much The Naked Trees Complain…

Version 1

FULL TITLE

No Matter How Much The Naked Trees Complain, They Will Never Be Able To Alter How They Perceive The Weather, OR: While I’m Flattered, Your Proposition Is Not Suitably Beneficial To Me For Any Further Discussion, OR: I Lie Down And Sleep; I Wake Again, Because The Lord Sustains Me, OR: I Think I Know What You’re Probably Thinking, But It’s Not So Bad, AND: It’s Nothing That A Little Rubber Band Isn’t Able To Handle, Isn’t That Right, Matthew?

NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS

3:

I: phase

II: blazon

III: rubber bands can save lives

TEXT

by the composer

Version 2

FULL TITLE

No Matter How Much The Naked Trees Complain, They Will Never Be Able To Alter How They Perceive The Weather, OR: While I’m Flattered, Your Proposition Is Not Suitably Beneficial To Me For Any Further Discussion, OR: I Lie Down And Sleep; I Wake Again, Because The Lord Sustains Me, OR: I Think I Know What You’re Probably Thinking, But It’s Not So Bad, AND: It’s Nothing That A Little Rubber Band Isn’t Able To Handle, Isn’t That Right, Matthew?

Part II: This Time It’s So Much More Than Personal

NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS

3:

I: faze

II: raisin

III: rubbing hands could give hives

TEXT

I: by composer (same as in version 1)

II: phone numbers, addresses, other personal information from the ensemble

III: scat syllables, numbers, and Here the Frailest Leaves of Me by Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Both Versions

YEAR COMPOSED

2018

SCORED FOR

open ensemble including voices

OTHER DETAILS

for Britten Sinfonia Academy

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VERSIONS

The only differences between the two versions are the texts. The texts in movements 2 and 3 of the original version may be considered somewhat mature in theme, and so for younger audiences and ensembles the composer recommends the second version.