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Fantasy on 'Grey Rocks, Grey Sea' : a Chordwainers shanty

by Karlin Greenstreet Love (2011)

Work Overview

Grey Rocks, Grey Sea is a Celtic-influenced tune performed by The Chordwainers on leather instruments made by the late Tasmania sculptor, Garry Greenwood. This work extends the Chordwainers' versions with shifting tonal centres, higher range, and counterpoint.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Clarinet quartet: Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, basset horn OR alto clarinet, bass clarinet.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Altissimo in all parts, some cross-rhythms. No extended techniques.

Commission note: Commissioned by Clarion 214, Richard Mason.. Commissioned by Richard Mason and Clarion 214 for the Australian Clarinet & Saxophone Festival July 2011

First performance: by Clarion 214 — 5 Jul 11. Australian Clarinet & Saxophone Festival, Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

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Performances of this work

5 Jul 11: Australian Clarinet & Saxophone Festival, Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Featuring Clarion 214.

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