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Flight of fancy : B flat clarinet and piano

by Matthew Orlovich (2006)

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Performance by Lamorna Nightingale, Jocelyn Fazzone from the CD Eat chocolate and cry

This sample is of the Flute with piano version of this work

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Eat chocolate and cry : Australian flute music 1999-2009 / [performed by] Christine Draeger, Lamorna Nightingale, Jocelyn Edey Fazzone.

Version: This product features the Flute with piano version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2042 [Available for loan]

Flight of fancy



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Flight of fancy : B flat clarinet & piano / Matthew Orlovich.

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Library shelf no. 788.62/ORL 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This piece, a flight of fancy, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so.

The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline.

The middle section of the piece is perhaps the most 'unearthly' of all the music. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic.

The final section of the piece - which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material - is characterised by the sound of a slow-to-start, hand-cranked engine.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Clarinet in B flat, piano.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Medium.

Performances of this work

29 Sep 2009: at Eat Chocolate and Cry (Australian Music Centre).

16 Jun 07: Rosanna Uniting Church, Rosanna, Vic.. Featuring Barry Cockcroft, Adam Pinto.

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