1. Paul Lewis
      TAURANGA CONCERTO for clarinet and string orchestra
      Goodmusic Concert Originals GMCO089

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      Clarinet solo, Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

      It was in Tauranga, New Zealand, that I bought my friend Ian Scott’s CD of British clarinet concertos, listened to it, and spontaneously began this work.
      This movement reflects the contentment of domestic life in a quiet suburb of Tauranga with my partner, soprano Sharon Elizabeth, and the serene happiness of our early morning walks in the local nature reserve.
      The Kaimais are nearby mountains; we often watched the sun setting behind them. A romantic melody is allowed to develop and increase in passion with the intensity of the colours of a Kaimai sunset - here a metaphor for the surgings that passionate love is prone to.
      We saw a musical show at Tauranga's Baycourt Theatre containing a dance number entitled "Jitterbug", which gave me the idea for the concerto's finale - a jazzy movement reminiscent of the Swing music of the 1920s and 30s. In the unaccompanied cadenza the soloist muses on the tunes he has just played, like a dancer left alone on the dance floor after the band stops playing who carries on dancing to the music in his head, tentatively at first but with growing confidence until he runs out of energy. A bluesy moment ensues, leading to a wistful recollection of the lyrical second theme of the first movement, before the band strikes up again and the dance resumes. In an unexpected coda the "Kaimai Sunset" melody returns in the guise of a fast rumba! Paul Lewis

      The TAURANGA CONCERTO is published for clarinet and orchestra (GMCO089) and also for clarinet with piano reduction (GM054).
      A PACK comprises one full score, parts for clarinet, percussion and strings 4/4/3/4/2.
      Duration about 20 minutes

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      Paul Lewis - Tauranga Concerto Pack (String Orchestra)

      Catalogue Number: GMCO089      9790222279742      Level F

      Price: £42.00


      Paul Lewis - Tauranga Concerto Score (Orchestral Score)

      Catalogue Number: GMCO089-00      9790222279759      

      Price: £11.00


      Paul Lewis - Tauranga Concerto Violin 1 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCO089-01      9790222279766      

      Price: £1.75


      Paul Lewis - Tauranga Concerto Violin 2 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCO089-02      9790222279773      

      Price: £1.75


      Paul Lewis - Tauranga Concerto Viola (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCO089-03      9790222279780      

      Price: £1.75


      Paul Lewis - Tauranga Concerto Cello (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCO089-04      9790222279797      

      Price: £1.75


      Paul Lewis - Tauranga Concerto Bass (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCO089-05      9790222279803      

      Price: £1.75


      Paul Lewis - Tauranga Concerto Clarinet (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCO089-06      9790222279810      

      Price: £1.75

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