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The Three Little Pigs : for 3 clarinets

by David John Lang (2010)

Work Overview

If you're going to tell a fairytale, be sure to use lots of exaggerated voices and dramatic pauses. The clarinets take on the role of storyteller for this piece - they growl like a wolf, squeal like a pig, and huff-and-puff with increasing vigour to blow the house down. Unfortunately, they do it all in the wrong language ("this contemporary music just sounds like random notes to me!"). Will you still be able to follow the story? Don't stress, it all ends happily ever after.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: 3 clarinets (2 in B-flat, 1 in A).

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Anna Coleman, Amanda Lovelock, Charise Altmann and Liz Charlton

Commission note: Commissioned by Eclectica Trio.. Commissioned by Eclectica Trio in 2010

First performance: by Eclectica Trio — 9 Dec 10. La Bohème, Grote Street, Adelaide

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work: Program music, Narrative, Fairytale


Performances of this work

9 Dec 10: La Bohème, Grote Street, Adelaide. Featuring Eclectica Trio.

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