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Character Sketches - Clarinet and Piano

Catalog: PM30019

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Description

Character Sketches was commissioned by clarinetist Anne Watson. In writing each movement, I hoped to capture the most entertaining aspects of Ms. Watson's personality. In the first movement, "Outspoken," I pictured a conversation developing being the clarinet and piano. The second movement, "Passionate," starts with a smooth, lyrical melody in the clarinet with a calm steady accompaniement in the piano. In the middle section of this movement, the clarinet becoems more passionate with its dotted rhythms, and the piano takes on a mocking tone with its minor-second clusters. Movement III, "Blue," begins with a slow, bluesy feel and moves into a quicker section with a jazzy bass line in the piano. The last movement, "Playful," begins with a bright, cheery, light melody in the clarinet coupled with a fast waltz-like accompaniment that implies mischief.

Table of Contents:
  • 1. Outspoken
  • 2. Passionate
  • 3. Blue
  • 4. Playful
Publisher: Theresa Martin
Composer/Author: Martin, Theresa
Catalog Number: PM30019

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