Cody W. Forrest (b. 1988) is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at New England Conservatory, where his string quartet, Book of Prayers, was a winner of the 2013 Honors Ensemble Competition. His music has been performed by the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Concerti Ensemble, hornist William Scharnberg, and harpsichordist Christoph Hammer, and he has been commissioned by Daniel Hege, the University of North Texas Theatre Department, and Kyle Hutchins of AVIDduo. Also of note, Forrest was a recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for his piece To See the Stars Again.
LISTEN: Secret Litanies for Woodwind Quintet
Bi-le Zhang, flute; Jonathan Gentry, oboe; Diana Searle, clarinet; Andrew Bass, horn; Christina Dioguardi, bassoon.