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Ripples of Como : clarinet with string quartet

by Luke Styles (2013)

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Performance by Ensemble Amorpha, Timothy Orpen from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 88

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 88

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 88 / Works by Luke Styles.

Library shelf no. CD 2908 [Available for loan]

Ripples of Como

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Ripples of Como : for clarinet and string quartet / Luke Styles.

Library shelf no. 785.4414/STY 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This three-movement work was commissioned by the Royal Northern Sinfonia's principle clarinetist Timothy Orpen. The brief was to write a new work for clarinet and string quartet that could sit alongside the Mozart and Brahms quintets and perhaps contain a movement, which the soloist could play alone (this became the central 2nd movement for solo clarinet).

In the week before starting to write this piece I found myself on holiday on Lake Como celebrating my wife's 30th birthday. The water, the Alps, the small villages on Lake Como and the occasion itself all fed into my thoughts about this piece and although not in a literal way, have come to be very connected with the piece itself.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 17 min.

Contents note: 1. Bellagio by Water -- 2. Pianoello del Lario -- 3. Shards of Morbegno.

Commission note: Commissioned by Timothy Orpen with funds provided by Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust, Britten-Pears Foundation.

First performance: by Ensemble Amorpha, Timothy Orpen — 6 Oct 13. King's Place, London UK

Performances of this work

14 Oct 14: The Friend’s Meetinghouse, Brighton. Featuring Riot Ensemble.

6 Oct 13: King's Place, London UK. Featuring Ensemble Amorpha, Timothy Orpen.

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