Instrumentation: Clarinet in Bb (x3), Bass Clarinet
Duration: 6 minutes
Year: 2014 – 15
Clarinets: Jack Liang, Jeremy Ruth, Dana Sloter. Bass Clarinet: Patrick Englert.
These three short preludes were written for clarinet quartet and commissioned by my friend Jack Liang for his Masters in Music recital at Arizona State University.
I – Summer
(0:00 – 2:03)
Oscillating melodic figures move slowly in and out to create a hazy texture that brings to mind the heat of summer. I wrote this movement in Edmonton, where the summer is generally quite forgiving and relaxed.
II – Bounce
(2:05 – 3:56)
Inspired by woodwind works by Carter and Ligeti, this work captures the vivacity of the instruments and play upon a two note figure that is again weaved throughout.
III – Laid Back
(4:00 – End)
Why not have a chill piece to end the set? A melody based on a major 7th chord evokes a little bit of jazz.
– April 10, 2015, Jack Liang, Jeremy Ruth, Dana Sloter, Patrick Englert, Arizona State University, Phoenix Arizona, USA
– December 1, 2015, Faculty and Students of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Chengdu, China
– February 11, 2017, Jack Liang, Jeremy Ruth, Dana Sloter and Patrick Englert, Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix Arizona, USA
– February 12, 2017, Jack Liang, Jeremy Ruth, Dana Sloter and Patrick Englert, Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix Arizona, USA
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