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Burlesque Suite

for two clarinets and piano

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  2 clarinets, doubling e flat and bass clarinets, and piano

Year:  2021
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  2 clarinets, doubling e fla...

Ben Hoadley

Composer:   Ben Hoadley

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Sample Score

Sample: first two pages of each movement

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The piece is an exploration of the 1920's cabaret scene, which I've always been interested in, especially after working on the piece Cave Dances, commissioned for the Chamber Music NZ "Tales of the 20's" programme in 2020. The second movement of the Burlesque Suite contains a nod or two to this work. The final movement is a pastiche on the famous Concertpiece for two clarinets and piano by Felix Mendelssohn, with a quote from the Sonata for Two Clarinets by Francis Poulenc, a work that ushered in the 1920's.

— Ben Hoadley

Commissioned note

Commissioned by St. Peter's College, Auckland for performance by Marlon Sullivan, Alex Martin and Sunny Li in the 2021 NZCT Chamber Music Contest. Their performance won the KBB Award at the Auckland District Contest.

Difficulty note

This work is suitable for National Schools Chamber Music Contest

Contents note

i. Burlesque
ii. Dance Cave
iii. Cafe Mendelssohn