New Clarinet Work “Filtrò poi una luce” by Andrea Ferrante

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

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2017. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page, clarinetmike.com, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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