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Chiaroscuro : three pieces for clarinet and piano

by May Howlett (2006)



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Chiaroscuro : three pieces for clarinet and piano / May Howlett.

Library shelf no. 788.62/HOW 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Chiaroscuro, an Italian word meaning contrasts of light and dark, is also used to describe a technique in painting, usually where a dark background serves to throw lighter objects in the painting into high relief. Similarly, the sonorities of the clarinet, ranging from the rich chalumeau of the rich lower register to the dazzling brilliance of the high notes can be achieved with an aura of ease and panache which is very exciting. But even in the high tones there is an element which conveys a tension that is not entirely innocent.
AE Reel Thing - A village dance that centres around the open 5th on A.
Lahara's Stream - Dark and troubled, the stream runs swift and deep at twilight.
After Dark - Let's whistle and be cheerful….

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Clarinet, piano.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 6-7

Contents note: AE reel thing (3 min.) -- Lahara's stream (3 min., 15 sec.) -- After dark (3 min., 40 sec.).

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