SOLILOQUY

SOLILOQUY

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bass cl
Instrumentation

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Alternate Title
SOLILOQUY
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
10
Movements

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Description

In Soliloquy I was interested in creating an extended line for solo bass clarinet. The tonal material and basic shapes are presented in a rather casual introductory statement, within which the minimal shaping and temporal spaciousness serve to highlight the implicit – the implied, as the developmental ground of the work. Continuous variation is the principal form that I utilize, with the linear development divided into two parts of slow and fast. In the slow section the movement is around an implied beat, with varying subdivisions of a basic pulse, and the line proceeds in an expressively flexible manner. In the rather breathless and jagged fast section, I use a steady pulse with equal subdivisions, and the expressive life is determined by syncopation. The development exhausts itself in a cadenza, and this is followed by a short reflective closing.

The work was written for Harry Sparnaay and his American tour in 1980.

Comments

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First Perfomance
10/7/80, Harry Sparnaay, bass clarinet, Music New To New York, Barbara Kolb, artistic director
Recording

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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author

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Ensemble Type
solo instrumental (non-keyboard)
Genre/Theme

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Instrument
bass clarinet

Files & Media

Audio
soliloquy_sparnaay_ex_1.mp3
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soliloquy_sparnaay_ex_2.mp3
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