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NCI 2020: Marcus Norris' - Good to You

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In the LA Phil’s National Composers Intensive, new music composers and performers guide a group of emerging U.S. composers through the process of creating new work, from genesis to performance.

Note from the composer

Good to You is somewhere in between “I promise to be good to you,” “Have I not been good to you?,” and “Was it good to you?”

I wanted to make the performance feel as if the audience is hearing the soloist’s inner monologue spilling out. The music is like replaying fragments of past conversations, contemplating things you’ve said, things you should have said, and the right ways to say them once you get the chance. The tone ranges from sweetly soft to passionately loud, but it’s always with love. The sheet music for this piece can be found at