Escapades : duo for flute and clarinet
by John Carmichael (2009)
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Library shelf no. CD 2524 [On loan, due 21/6/17]
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Each movement of this piece has a distinct mood and melodic element. The thematic material is shared equally, with moments in the solo spotlight for each player.
In this work I have tried to capture in music some episodes we all experience at times in our lives - we sometimes play games with our friends - tender or even a little malicious, or we find ourselves idyllically happy for a period. At other times we may be subject to a mood of The Blues - here a touch of the musical style created and celebrated by the American black community, but we all hope to escape The Blues and eventually find our way to a happy ending.
Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet.
Duration: 13 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Attention to precision of ensemble playing/ phrasing and espressivo
Contents note: 1. Games -- 2. Idyll -- 3. Escaping The Blues -- 4. To a Happy Ending.
Commission note: Commissioned by Roger Armstrong.
Performances of this work
8 Sep 13: Flockart Hall, Methodist Ladies College, Kew, VIC
5 May 2013: at Lyrebird chamber concert: Ariel Ensemble (Wyselaskie Auditorium).
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