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Prologue, Night piece and Blues for two : for clarinet (B flat) and piano

by Don Banks (1968)

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Performance by Ros Dunlop, David Howie from the CD Don Banks

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Prologue, night piece and blues for two

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Prologue, night piece and blues for two : for clarinet (B flat) and piano / Don Banks

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

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Work Details

Year: 1968

Instrumentation: Clarinet, piano.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 4-7.

Contents note: Prologue -- Night piece -- Blues for two.

First performance: by Greg Blackman, Nigel Butterley — 1968. Cell Block Theatre, Sydney

Performances of this work

10 Mar 2024: at Elegance & Fusion in the Mountains (Blackheath Uniting Church). Featuring Margo Adelson, Tony Wheeler.

9 Mar 2024: at Timeless Beauty, Enchanting Fusion ( St Andrew's Anglican Church, Roseville). Featuring Tony Wheeler, Margo Adelson.

8 Aug 2020: at Charisma in Miniatures - Concert 2 Fragments & Whispers (17 Callan St (house concert)). Featuring Ros Dunlop, David Miller.

8 Feb 2020: at East West Echoes in the Mountains (Wentworth Falls School of Arts). Featuring Tony Wheeler, Margo Adelson.

19 Mar 2016: at Transfigured Night (Sir John Clancy Auditorium). Featuring Australia Ensemble.

21 Sep 11.

10 Aug 2011: at ANAM - Australian Voices: Don Banks (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon).

1968: Cell Block Theatre, Sydney. Featuring Nigel Butterley, Greg Blackman.

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World premiere of Prologue, Night Piece and Blues for Two - Don Banks

Posted by Greg Blackman on 25 March, 2020

Gregory Blackman, clarinet; Nigel Butterley, piano. I had the privelege of giving the world premiere at Sydney's Cell Block Theatre in 1968 with Nigel Butterley pianist and Don Banks present. I have his autographed score to this effect. Greg Blackman.

Selected works for clarinet, 2009

Posted by Australian Music Centre [] on 15 March, 2016

One of the most widely performed Australian clarinet pieces around the world. 1st movement requires rhythmic drive and accuracy, second movement calls for good intonation and musicianship and ability to start notes clearly and softly. 3rd movement is a rhythmically challenging blues. Intermediate difficulty. (Ros Dunlop, 2009)