The Swimming Pool (Petering, Mark)

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General Information

Work Title The Swimming Pool
Alternative. Title The Swimming Pool After the Matisse Mural
Composer Petering, Mark
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMP 18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 piece
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2003
First Performance. 2003
First Publication. 2003
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation wind band

Misc. Comments

The Swimming Pool was inspired by the mural of the same name by Henri Matisse. Later in his life Matisse suffered from arthritis and thus engaged in a new form of expression through colored paper cutouts. This mode of creativity included his highly acclaimed book Jazz and the mural discussed here. In response to the playfulness of the work, the composer traced some of the shapes of the mural from photographs and created melodies that were orchestrated for wind ensemble. In 2003, the work won the prestigious international Swan Composer Prize and was premiered by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, Music Director. �