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for clarinet

Year:  1997   ·  Duration:  1m 15s
Instrumentation:  any member of the clarinet family

Year:  1997
Duration:  1m 15s
Instrumentation  any member of the clarinet ...

Composer:   James Gardner

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This short piece was written as a twenty-first birthday present for clarinetist Esther Smaill. The melodic fragment heard at the outset soon skitters over its own unstable surface, mutates into fanfare-like repetitions, is spliced with momentary cantabile inserts, is interrupted by slow motion signposts, and blows itself out in a final burst of energy.

Dedication note

For Esther Smaill on her 21st birthday

Contents note

Single movement

Performance history

25 Jul 1998: Performed by 175 East, at Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland

11 Aug 2010: Waikato University Lunchtime Series

Performed by Andrew Uren (bass clarinet)