Clarinet Quartet in F Major Op.415
About “Clarinet Quartet in F Major Op.415″(Advanced)
This work is composed specifically for a clarinet quartet (S,S,S,B) in three contrasting movements.
A lively and energetic movement with a light-hearted theme that develops and transforms as the movement progresses.
This movement is somewhat fugal in style and offers both technical challenge and spirited fun for both players and listeners.
A sombre funeral march with a doloroso melody in the 1st clarinet part accompanied by moving arpeggios and sporadic runs from the bass clarinet.
This movement features a brief, technically challenging written cadenza played by the 1st clarinet player.
Movement 3: “March of the Sugar Ants”
A lively, fun march-styled movement based on the composer watching a hoard of little black sugar ants trying to steal sugar from a container.
The imagery is clear and descriptive through the use of a march-like theme accompanied by the offbeat accompaniment and fast-moving ensemble passages.
About the Work
The level is advanced with a range of Low “C1” to “F4” for bass clarinet and Low “E1” to “A4” for the 1st clarinet.
Duration: The duration of the work is circa 18-20 minutes.
You can listen to the audio demo of this work in the description of this product.
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