Seann Branchfield

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Born: 2 August 1984 — Oregon — USA
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Composer Seann Branchfield writes modal/tonal music. The music ranges from solo music to large ensembles. Styles include classical, rock, jazz, new age and hybrid forms.


Seann Branchfield holds a M.A. in Music from the City College of New York and a B.A. in Music Composition from Linfield College. Over the years, he has studied the piano, oboe, trumpet and violin.

His compositions have been performed by groups such as the Ernest Bloch Music Festival’s Young Musicians Program, Fear No Music, participants of the Northwest Oboe Seminar, the Marylhurst Symphony, the Linfield Concert Band, the Linfield Concert Choir, the Linfield Jazz Band, the London Chamber Group and the New York Miniaturist Ensemble.

He was a finalist in the Oregon Symphony’s Conti Connection competition in 2004. In 2004, he composed background music for the Linfield College Theater Department’s production of Antigone and in 2007, he composed music and was the musical director for the City College of New York Theater Department’s production of The Imaginary Invalid.

He is currently studying scoring for film and multimedia at New York University as well as staying active as a composer and songwriter.

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Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
Thu 24 Apr: Von Hollywood nach Pankow - Hanns Eisler und die Frauen Arnold Schönberg Center Schwarzenbergplatz 6 1030 Wien
Sun 27 Apr: Godelieve Shrama + Wouter Snoei Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Amsterdam
Sat 3 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” Church of the Holy Apostles New York
Sun 4 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., NY, NY
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Dying days:
(1910) Maurice Ravel: Premiere of Ma Mère l'Oye for two pianos, in Paris, France.
(1958) Heitor Villa-Lobos: Premiere of Symphony no. 12, in Washington D.C., USA.
(1985) Alfred Schnittke: Premiere of Concerto Grosso no. 3, in Moscow, Russia.

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by: Branchfield/Schroeder Duo

Classical Music : Gateway

Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0884501668620
Item Dimensions: 21
Label: No Dead Guys
Manufacturer: No Dead Guys
Number Of Discs: 1
Publisher: No Dead Guys
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Studio: No Dead Guys

Disc 1:
  1. Imaginary Serenade
  2. Everyday Epiphany
  3. Vivacious Origin
  4. Gateway
  5. Acceptable Realities
  6. Elegant Scientific
  7. The Ethereal Thought
  8. Novel Theoretical
  9. Amiably Fantastic
  10. Joyfully Rhapsodic
  11. Pathway Discovered
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Music composed by American composer Seann Branchfield and performed by Seann Branchfield (piano) and Nicole Schroeder (flute). Music is melodic and has a traditional center, utilizing various modes. The work is entitled "Gateway" as it is intended to be gateway music for rock and pop audiences not accustomed to contemporary classical music, rejecting a lot of 20th century concert music practices. Each piece is intended to be accessible while maintaining basic integrity as a traditional concert work. Most of these pieces are most appropriately categorized as instrumental songs for flute and piano.

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