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Carter, Elliott: Concertino for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (2009) 8'
for bass clarinet and chamber orchestra

Scoring

solo bass clarinet-2(I=picc,II=afl).afl(=bfl).0.0.dbn-0.0.0.0-perc(2):xyl/vib/log dr/tam-t/tom-t/SD/sus.cym/flat gong/conga/bongos; glsp/mar/BD/tom-t/totos/SD/sus.cym/temple blocks/pipe-pft-strings(2.2.2.2.2.) string parts may be expanded proportionaly.

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Territory

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World Premiere

10/12/2010
Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto
Virgil Blackwell, bass clarinet / New Music Concerts Ensemble / Robert Aitken

Composer's Notes

Wagner’s extraordinary use of the bass clarinet drew my attention to that remarkable instrument. Since Wagner’s time the bass clarinet has been developed in range and performers have developed many fascinating techniques leading me to feature it for my good friend the wonderful clarinetist Virgil Blackwell, who plays it so beautifully. It was composed during 2009 while I was in New York City.

-May 2011

Press Quotes

"The Concertino for Bass Clarinet...conjured a magical passage of deeply resonant sound that was much more than the sum of its parts."
— Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail

"...a relatively brief but dazzling work..."
— Christian Carey, Musical America



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