Here’s five super cool new clarinet works that would make excellent projects to work on during the coming weeks (or more) of being at home during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ClarinetMike says, “Check ’em out!”
1. Summer Sunrise on the Mississippi (clarinet and media) (2009) by Robert Fruehwald.
2. Small Voice of Calm (clarinet and piano) (2018) by Raymond Head.
The sheet music and information on Small Voice of Calm is available here.
3. Filtrò poi una luce (clarinet and piano or media) (2011) by Andrea Ferrante.
The sheet music for Filtrò is available for FREE here. Here’s a blurb on it:
Filtrò poi una luce roughly translates as “filtering of the light.” In a Facebook message to me 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.”
I have a special version for clarinet and media (as in the video above) that I helped cook up (with the composer’s permission). If you want a copy, let me know.
[NOTE: That is me performing above and on the other videos on this post. CD Baby or somebody has confused me with a bass-baritone at UCLA named Michael Dean – maybe we should do a concert together!]
4. September (clarinet and media) (2007) by Jeffrey Hoover.
The composer is making the sheet music and media accompaniment for September FREE during this time of pandemic. [Thanks Jeff!] Contact Jeffrey Hoover directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or here. Here’s a blurb on the work:
Jeffrey Hoover says, “September has always been a month of change and transition – a time when nature embraces both summer and fall, and life unfolds in new ways for individuals and society. The music of September is set in two related and contrasting sections: music of thoughtful reflection and music of engaging the present. The sound and music of September posses an autumnal quality, while spanning the psychological and emotional gap between the sound of memories and the music of now.” September (for clarinet & media) by Jeffrey Hoover was commissioned by Michael Dean and appears on the CD, Desertscape: New Music For Clarinet.
5. Stuff: Theme with Seven Variations (clarinet alone) (2001) by James Grant.
The sheet music and information about Stuff are available here.