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Job's lament : for solo clarinet in B flat

by Nigel Sabin (1984)

Job's lament

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Job's lament : for solo clarinet in B flat / Nigel Sabin.

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

Work Overview

This work is an example of my earlier avant-garde style.

It takes the biblical story of Job as the starting point for a dramatic musical fantasy which explores some of the extremes of the clarinet's sound world.

Work Details

Year: 1984

Instrumentation: Clarinet in B flat.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Challenging but well written for the instrument.

First performance: by Seeds — 1984. Seeds Ensemble Concert, Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

The composer notes the following styles, subjects and genres associated with this work:
The piece was influenced by the Manchester school of composers, Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Maxwell Davies and Alexander Goehr, all of whom have written music featuring the clarinet.

Performances of this work

1984: Seeds Ensemble Concert, Elder Hall, University of Adelaide. Featuring Seeds.

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