Commissioned by Hobereaux Clarinet Ensemble for their 40th anniversary.
Premiered by Hobereaux Clarinet Ensemble on April 16th, 2015 at their 26th Regular Concert at Shibuya Cultural Center Odawa, commemorating their 40th anniversary.
The unique characteristics of the clarinet family are its wide tone range, virtuosic mobility and distinctive timbre. In order to really feature these characteristics, I have written in a sober yet somewhat tasteful manner. The music is neither too flashy nor fierce. However, it is filled with beautiful, lush colors and deep emotional expression.
Clarinet in Eb
1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
3rd Clarinet in Bb
4th Clarinet in Bb
Basset Horn in F (or Alto Clarinet in Eb)
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Contra-alto Clarinet in Eb (or Contrabass Clarinet in Bb)