Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours
Instrumentation: (Full score)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)
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Gnarly Buttons is a 26-minute concerto for clarinet and small orchestra about the enduring influence made on Adams by his father, a clarinetist. It traces the instrument from the innocent and “cool” times of Benny Goodman to Adams' father's struggle with Alzheimer's in a complex world more about the pressing of buttons.