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Paul Carr
CONCERTO FOR CLARINET
Goodmusic GM043

Catalogue Number: GM043

ISMN: 9790222277663

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The concerto (my second for clarinet) is in four linked movements which run through continuously. It opens with a sustained but passionate Paean, beginning gently and building to a climax, before settling into a more reflective section in which vibraphone and harp complement the rising and falling motif in the clarinet and strings. This leads quite naturally into the second movement, a short and thoughtful Contemplation in which, for the most part, the clarinet is left on its own. The third section, Rather fast and lively, is a robust "kitchen sink drama" in which the clarinet starts off in buoyant mood with a simple catchy tune, later becoming more agitated and demonstrative. The music passes between clarinet and strings almost as if they are trying to out-do one another and ending with a forceful outburst in the strings, with percussion and timpani having the last word. The clarinet cannot compete and, in a short accompanied cadenza, slowly relinquishes its position and returns the concerto to its harmonious conclusion with a Quiet ending of relaxed contentment. Paul Carr
Duration about 15 minutes
The CONCERTO FOR CLARINET is published in this edition for clarinet and piano and also for clarinet and orchestra (see under GMCO087):

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