The Blue Room in the Yellow House

for mixed sextet (2017)

duration: 6'


program note

Every summer for as long as I can remember, my family has gone to our beach house at Malua Bay for several weeks. One the outside, the house is yellow. There is one room inside – the guest room – that is completely blue, from the wall paint to the items inside. My sister and I weren’t allowed inside and the only time it was ever used was when someone was staying with us.


The Blue Room in the Yellow House seeks to capture the excitement that was felt when that room was in use through the driving rhythm, as well as the nostalgic feelings that still remain.

The Blue Room in the Yellow House is for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin and cello.

Copyright © 2019 James Mountain

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