Inferno : for clarinet and chamber ensemble
by Margery Smith (2006)
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Inferno was inspired by text from Dante's Inferno and paintings from the Inferno series by my brother and artist Pete Smith. Pete sent me the images as he worked on them at each stage, my initial ideas for the work came from my improvisations on clarinet that were worked into a fully notated score for the Sydney Omega Ensemble. The visceral text from Dante's Inferno was inspiring to work with.
Instrumentation: Solo clarinet in B flat and A, flute (doubling piccolo), oboe, bassoon, horn in F, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass.
Duration: 14 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Good amateur/professional
Contents note: I. A dark wilderness -- II. Ciacco -- III. Where all the boiling spirits shriek and scream -- IV. Eyes shed -- V. Curlybeard, dogscratcher and tusky swinetooth -- VI. Tears hardened to glass.
First performance: by Omega Ensemble — 15 Oct 06. Verbruggen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Performances of this work
20 Oct 2019: at Composer Portrait: Corrina Bonshek & Margery Smith (Annandale Creative Arts Centre). Featuring Sirius Chamber Ensemble.
15 Oct 06: Verbruggen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Omega Ensemble.
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