Lai : for clarinet, cello and piano
by Clare Maclean (2010)
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Library shelf no. 785.2413/MAC 1 [Available for loan]
'Lai' is a medieval word for a specific song form, or simply,
The chorale melody 'By the waters of Babylon' is a slow cantus firmus through most of the piece, the strophic structure of which is loosely modelled on Bach's organ prelude on this melody. The music also incorporates songs and calls of birds local to Sydney (currawong, magpie, blackbird, pied butcher bird and bell bird).
Instrumentation: Clarinet, cello, piano.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — changing time signatures, non-tonal harmonies
First performance: by Charisma — 18 Apr 08. Joan Sutherland Centre, Penrith NSW
- Inspired by: Birdsong
Performances of this work
18 Apr 08: Joan Sutherland Centre, Penrith NSW. Featuring Charisma.
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