LINGUA FRANCA

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Alternate Title: 

LINGUA FRANCA Op. 37

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Composition Name: 

LINGUA FRANCA

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$8.75

Year Authored (or revised): 

2012

Scoring: 

cl

Duration (min): 

5

First Performance: 

Arianna Tieghi, Perugia, Italy

Scherzo for Solo Clarinet

composer's note: Writing this work was similar to learning a new language, when it is not unusual to find oneself unable to express even a simple idea; attempting multiple ways of getting the point across with slightly different words or phrases (also called circumlocution or periphrasis). That is precisely how the piece unfolded: as a series of attempts to express something of which I was ultimately unsure.

At the outset the high register is reserved for a syncopated, repeated note motive, the middle for small, isolated leaps and scales, and the low for a murmuring, oscillating figure. Over the course of the work these events are juggled among the clarinet’s registers and the piece becomes more frenetic as it attempts to express its own essence.

Ensemble Type: 

solo instrumental (non-keyboard)
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