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Escapades : duo for flute and clarinet

by John Carmichael (2009)

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Work Overview

Each movement of this piece has a distinct mood and melodic element. The thematic material is shared equally, with moments in the solo spotlight for each player.

In this work I have tried to capture in music some episodes we all experience at times in our lives - we sometimes play games with our friends - tender or even a little malicious, or we find ourselves idyllically happy for a period. At other times we may be subject to a mood of The Blues - here a touch of the musical style created and celebrated by the American black community, but we all hope to escape The Blues and eventually find our way to a happy ending.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet.

Duration: 13 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Attention to precision of ensemble playing/ phrasing and espressivo

Contents note: 1. Games -- 2. Idyll -- 3. Escaping The Blues -- 4. To a Happy Ending.

Written for: Helen Bishop, Roger Armstrong

Commission note: Commissioned by Roger Armstrong.

First performance: by Roger Armstrong, Helen Bishop — 29 May 10. St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Performances of this work

Unknown date.

Unknown date.

8 Sep 13: Flockart Hall, Methodist Ladies College, Kew, VIC

5 May 2013: at Lyrebird chamber concert: Ariel Ensemble (Wyselaskie Auditorium).

12 Aug 11: Melba Hall, Melbourne University Conservatorium. Featuring Stephen Robinson, Sylvie Leprohon, Antony Gray.

29 May 10: St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Featuring Helen Bishop, Roger Armstrong.

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