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Pendulum New Music (2021)

Pendulum New Music (2021)

Mar 3, 2021

Pendulum New Music (2021)

Free or pay what you can

Free or pay what you can

  • Presented by: CU Boulder College of Music
  • Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Intermission: None

Pendulum New Music presents some of the best performers from CU Boulder's College of Music as they premiere original music of student composers. This concert features special guest performers ~Nois Saxophone Quartet and Ivalas Quartet, and includes premieres by composers Dianna Link, Logan Dougherty, Ben Morris, Emily Zalevsky and Jordan Holloway.

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Zalevsky: Limbo; Morris: If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Holloway: String Quartet No. 3, “The Spectator”; Link: Ineffable; Dougherty: Voyage; Morris: Hypercoaster

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~Nois Saxophone Quartet, Ivalas Quartet

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Program notes

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Text by Laura Joffe Numeroff

If you give a moose a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it. 
So you’ll bring out some of your mother’s homemade blackberry jam. 
When he’s finished eating the muffin, he’ll want another. And another. And another. 
When they’re all gone, he’ll ask for more.

You’ll have to go to the store to get some muffin mix. He’ll want to go with you. 
When he opens the door and feels how chilly it is, he’ll ask to borrow a sweater. 
When he puts the sweater on, he’ll notice one of the buttons is loose. 
He’ll ask for a needle and thread. He’ll start sewing. 
The button will remind him of the puppets his grandmother used to make.

So he’ll ask for some old socks. He’ll make sock puppets. 
When they’re done, he’ll want to put on a puppet show. 
He’ll need some cardboard and paints. Then he’ll ask you to help make the scenery. 
When the scenery is finished, he’ll get behind the couch. But his antlers will stick out. 
So he’ll ask for something to cover them up. You’ll bring him a sheet from your bed.

When he sees the sheet, he’ll remember he wants to be a ghost for Halloween. 
He’ll try it on and shout, “BOO!” It’ll scare him so much, he’ll knock over the paints. 
So he’ll use the sheet to clean up the mess. Then he’ll ask for some soap to wash it out. 
He’ll probably want to hang the sheet up to dry.
He’ll go outside and put it on the clothesline.

When he’s out in the yard, he’ll see your mother’s blackberry bushes. 
Seeing the blackberries will remind him of her jam. He’ll probably ask you for some. 
And chances are … if you give him the jam, he’ll want a muffin to go with it.


Ivalas Quartet

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Logan Dougherty


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Ben Morris


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Dianna Rose Link


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~Nois Quartet

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Emily Zalevsky


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