Sharon Omens, Composer

Renewal

09:02
Digital Recording
04/12/2018
Sharon Omens

Story

Renewal is a three movement piece written for flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, bassoon, piccolo Trumpet in Bb, trumpet in C, french horn, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, viola and cello. 

This is a digital recording since this piece has not been performed live yet. 

Ms. Omens uses many techniques in writing this piece such as counterpoint, syncopation, and polyrhythms.  The piece has a jazzy feel to it and is highly energetic.

Digital Recording
Sharon Omens

Story

Childhood was originally written by Sharon Omens in 2009  for solo piano and percussion.  It is featured in Ms. Omens's first album, “Moments In Time”.  This is a digital recording since this piece has not been performed live yet.

This recording is an expanded version of the original work.  The revised piece is written for flute, oboe, piano, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, piano and violin. Childhood has three main sections and often uses lydian mode.

Childhood has several sections describing different feelings and moods. 

The first section describes a young child playing at school.  After a short transition,  the second section is very serene and calm.  Perhaps it is nap time.  The third section comes about when the child is awakened by a bully at school and perceives danger. This section is very turbulent but it soon passes and the piece returns to the initial playful theme. Since the child remembers this traumatic event,  remnants of the turbulent theme appear in several passages toward the end.

Digital Recording

Story

Walking Through the Mist was originally written for piano, flute and percussion and it is featured on Ms. Omens's  first album, "Moments in Time".

This recording is an expanded version of the original work.   The revised work features piano, percussion, flute, clarinet, trumpet, french horn, trombone, violin and cello.

This piece has three main sections and has a jazz feel to it.  The interval of a fourth is often utilized.  There is much syncopation, counterpoint and layering of themes.

 

07/31/2018
Sharon Omens

Story

Homeless is a Contemporary Classical Brass Quintet which is dedicated to the children separated from their families at the Texas border.

This is a digital recording since this piece has not been performed live yet. 

Ms. Omens uses many techniques in writing this piece such as counterpoint, poly rhythms and utilizes the interval of a 4th, moving in minor 3rds and minor 2nds.