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3 Short Stories [Clarinet & Bassoon]

£25.00

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Three Short Stories – like my other concert music pieces – combines musical elements from the world of jazz with compositional techniques found in classical and 20th century concert music. The piece was originally written for viola and bassoon, but it also exists in arrangements for Bb-clarinet and bassoon, as well as for viola and violoncello. Although the title – Three Short Stories – suggests programmatic content, the “stories” are mostly musical ones. The first movement – “Uncle Bebop” – is an uptempo romp which starts in octave unisons, developing from there into more counterpoint-oriented fast passages.

“Rays of Light” is lyrical in character, and is more a composition for two soloists than a duet. The two instruments shape the piece trading solo passages, with a few connecting measures in between in which they interact. Only in the last couple of measures do the two parts unite to create a true ensemble sound. The title of the third movement – “Latin Dance” – gives away its character. This again is a fast, lively piece of music, which explores rhythms found in Latin American music while using a slightly dissonant melodic and harmonic language.
Gernot Wolfgang
Difficulty guide: 8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Contents

  • Uncle Bebop
  • Rays of Light
  • Latin Dance

Item Details

Instrumentation

  • Part 1: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 2: Bassoon
Category: Music for Clarinet and Other Instruments
Publisher: Doblinger
Publisher's reference: DO 36605
Our Stock Code: 1415414
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (16 pages [score])

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