This past spring semester I premiered a cool new work for clarinet and piano, Filtrò poi una luce, by Italian composer Andrea Ferrante with pianist Matt Yount at Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day 2011. (I also performed three other new works by James Grant – see my previous blog post.) FYI, download the sheet music for Filtrò poi una luce for free at http://www.free-scores.com/download-sheet-music.php?pdf=23616
(NOTE: On the clip below, change the YouTube setting to HQ 1080p HD if possible as the hall is very live and boomy.)
Filtrò poi una luce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji1zPnLNFmk&feature=related
Filtrò poi una luce roughly translates as “filtering of the light.” In a Facebook message on the meaning of the title, Andrea said, “As when [in] the morning a ray of sun enters from the window of your room… softly.” The picture to the left of light filtering through trees is used on free-scores.com in connection with the original viola version.
FYI, there is also an arrangement for Alto Saxophone and Piano at http://www.free-scores.com/download-sheet-music.php?pdf=23733