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Whirligig : for Bb clarinet

by Gerald Glynn (1983)

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Performance by Floyd Williams from the CD Dreamtracks

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Work Overview

Whirligig was written in 1983 to demonstrate and exploit the great agility and flexibility of the clarinet. After some pyrotechnical display, a short repeated motif comes into prominence. This motif is later picked up and developed further in the companion piece Gorlywhorl, which is intended to follow and complement Whirligig.

Work Details

Year: 1983

Instrumentation: Clarinet in B flat.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: David Smeyers, Das Klarinettenduo

First performance: by Ros Dunlop — 2 Jun 88. Sydney University

'Whirligig' composed in 1983, and 'Gorlywhorl' in 1984.

Performances of this work

30 Mar 08: Charisma Concert, Sydney Conservatorium. Featuring Ros Dunlop.

29 Jan 00: Glynn Retrospective Concert, Vienna. Featuring Petra Stump.

9 Mar 91: Symeron Concert, Sydney Conservatorium. Featuring Ros Dunlop.

18 May 89: Sydney University. Featuring Ros Dunlop.

24 Jul 88: Eglise américaine, Paris. Featuring Ros Dunlop.

2 Jun 88: Sydney University. Featuring Ros Dunlop.

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