Defenestration #4

Composed 2007

Instrumentation Bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, bassoon, trombone

Premiered November 17, 2007

Program Notes

Defenstration n. – The act of throwing someone or something out a window.¬† From the Defenestration of Prague, the action of the Bohemian insurgents who, on the 21st of May 1618, broke up a meeting of Imperial commissioners and deputies of the States, held in the castle of the Hradshin, and threw two of the commissioners and their secretary out of the window; this formed the prelude to the Thirty Years’ War.

Four, a. and n. – The cardinal number next after three, represented by the symbols 4 or IV.