Lansing McLoskey’s composition, What We Do Is Secret, premiered October 9, 2011 in the Boston Conservatory Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. The piece was performed by Triton Brass and the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, with Eric Hewitt as conductor.
Eric Hewitt, Chair of Woodwinds at the Boston Conservatory, stated, “[McLoskey] produced what I believe to be the only truly significant and meaningful work for solo Brass Quintet and Wind Ensemble composed to date. … What We Do Is Secret is sophisticated, gripping, abstract yet engaging, sometimes hauntingly beautiful, and filled with virtuosity. This is American music at its best – imaginative, challenging, powerful, and direct.”
Jobey Wilson, tubist with Triton Brass, said the piece was, “…like no wind ensemble piece I’ve ever heard or played…every wind ensemble conductor in America should hear this amazing addition to the [repertoire]!”