Compositions

Brittany has composed a variety of pieces, mostly for solo or chamber groups. In the past she has also arranged music for a variety of ensembles.

Brittany has written commissioned works for clarinetist Ashley Cox-Coffman and a new piece for the Trio Moderno (violin, clarinet, and piano). She has also collaborated with singer/songwriter/guitarist Arthur Hatton and fellow composers Alvie Snyder and Joshua Chase.

She also has a growing collection of songs for voice, many of which have either acoustic guitar or rock band accompaniment.

A clarinetist and guitarist, Brittany also loves to sing and learn piano. Hopefully these passions and influences are present in her current music and will continue to surface in the music to come.

To commission a piece, request sheet music or audio files, or to work with Brittany, feel free to contact her!

 

 

Unaccompanied Solos

  • Bass-ically for Unaccompanied Bass (2013) – Dedicated to Matthew Boothe, Bassist
    • A collaboration between Brittany Chase and the bassist, Matthew Boothe
    • Premiered on April 22, 2013
  • Chinese Groundhog for Solo Piano (2007)
  • Isolated Reveries for Unaccompanied Bb Clarinet (2011)
    • A contemporary piece complete with advanced techniques such as multi-phonics and flutter tonguing.
      1. Pensive Moments
      2. Lost Train of Thought
      3. A Trilling Impression
    • Premiered on November 21, 2011

Solos with Piano Accompaniment

  • El Bombardino Magico for Euphonium and Piano (2010)
    • A modified Rondo in Dorian, this is a programmatic work representing a Spanish Magician who casts tricks with his “Magic Euphonium.”
    • Premiered on April 28th, 2010
  • Sunset Glow for Clarinet and Piano  (2007)
    • A folk-song like piece expressing the tranquillity and passion of a sunset
    • Premiered on April 6th, 2008

Duets

  • Traces of Memory (2009)– For two clarinets and piano — 

    • I. Cyndi’s Fantasia – written for Ashley Cox-Coffman and dedicated to the memory of her mother, Cyndi Layne Fincham-Cox.
      • Movement 1 premiered on April 28th, 2010;

Trios

  • Mood Ring for violin, clarinet, and piano (2011) — Commissioned work for the Trio Moderno
    • This piece reflects the various, shifting colors one might see in a mood ring. What starts out a dark, murky purple gives way to passionate reds, frantic yellows, and light-hearted blues. While the specific colors one interprets is not important, the characteristics of this music change rapidly to reflect many aspects of just a few simple ideas or motives.
  • Strength from Emotion for Soprano, Bb Clarinet, and Piano (2008)–
    • With text written by Brittany Chase, this is a haunting song about the misdirection of relationships and the ensuing confusion of a girl crossed in love
    • Premiered on April 6th, 2008
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  • Trio No. 1 for Flute, Oboe, and Bassoon (2008) — Premiered on December 3rd, 2008

Quartets

  • Crumbling Structures (2011)
    • A piece for string quartet and percussion (marimba, high hat, timpani)
  • Home Abroad for String Quartet (2008)
      • I. Flying or Fleeing?
      • II. A Touch of Nostalgia
      • III. Full Circle
    • Premiered on April 6th, 2008

Chamber works

  • Dual Identities (2012)
    • For Flute, Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, and Percussion
    • Dual Identities represents the warring of two conflicting personas within the same being.  Contrasting instruments, textures, and colors represent the two distinct temperaments of the two personalities.
      • I. Inner Struggle
  • Crumbling Structures (2011)
    • A piece for string quartet and percussion (marimba, high hat, timpani)
  • The Explosion of Choosey, Chancy Catherine (2010) — Collaboration with Alvie Snyder
    • A satire on indeterminate (chance) music, this piece calls for percussion and dramatic vocalist.  The pieces mixes text form Wuthering Heights and details on quotes form a book on Nuclear Disarmament.  You’ll have a “hauntingly” good time.  It’s “the bomb.”
    • Premiered on April 28th, 2010
  • Western Settings for Progressive Clarinets and Percussive Piano (2009)
    • Includes a part for 2 clarinet, a pianist, and an assistant on shaker.  This is humorous, programmatic work using very contemporary techniques
    • Premiered on December 1st, 2009
  • You’re Better Than That (2008, 2009) —  Vocals and Piano by Arthur Hatton, 2008; String Accompaniment by Brittany Chase, 2009
    • Premiered on April 28th, 2010

Art Songs

  • Strength from Emotion for Soprano, Bb Clarinet, and Piano (2008)
    • With text written by Brittany Chase, this is a haunting song about the misdirection of relationships and the ensuing confusion of a girl crossed in love
    • Premiered on April 6th, 2008

Band

  • Psalm of the Spirit (2014)
    • A three-movement work for high school band

Choir 

  • Two Songs on Poetry of Emily Dickinson (2012)
    • A two-movement piece for SATB choir and piano

Percussion

  • Crumbling Structures (2011)
    • A piece for string quartet and percussion (marimba, high hat, timpani)
  • The Explosion of Choosey, Chancy Catherine (2010) — Collaboration with Alvie Snyder
    • A satire on indeterminate (chance) music, this piece calls for percussion and dramatic vocalist.  The pieces mixes text from Wuthering Heights and details from a book on Nuclear Disarmament.  You’ll have a “hauntingly” good time.  It’s “the bomb.”
    • Premiered on April 28th, 2010

Concerti

  • Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (2010)
    • for Flutist Adam Pettry


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