INVOCATION FOR SOPRANO, CLARINET AND PIANO op.657 (March 2014)

A rearrangement of the piece originally for flute, soprano and piano
Published by: Highbridge Music
Instrumentation: Soprano, clarinet in B flat and piano

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Duration: 9 mins

Notes

A haunting theme that has haunted the composer, invented for soprano vocalise, flute and piano and first performed by William Bennett, Elizabeth Muir and Janet Cannetty-Clarke in the Wigmore Hall 1977, it later evolved into the first movement of the concerto for clarinet and chamber orchestra 1984 premiered by Thea King and the ECO at the QEH.   In another incarnation it translated into an instrumental work for flute , clarinet and piano rewritten for the Sterling Trio in 2009.

Related Works


'INVOCATION FOR FLUTE VOICE AND PIANO' op.253 (October 1977)
A concert piece in one movement
'CLARINET CONCERTO' op.329 (February 1984) (Audio Sample Available)
Concerto for clarinet and chamber orchestra commisssioned and premiered by THEA KING
'CLARINET CONCERTO - INVOCATION, CEREMONY AND ROUND DANCE' op.329a (November 2011) (Audio Sample Available)
(revised edition) Dame Thea King had commissioned the concerto and performed the premiere and recording with the ECO. She was delighted with it as written, but Martin Kingsbury, publishing director of Faber Music, insisted that it should be much more 'showy' and I had to rescore the solo part. Not surprisingly Thea was extremely upset and sadly refused to ever play it again.
'INVOCATION (for flute, clarinet and piano)' op.601 (June 2009)
Concert piece

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