Sonatina for Bass Clarinet and Positive Organ
As musical sibling to another sonatina in a set for solo
wind instruments and
positive organ, this for bass clarinet and organ is in four connected movements.
The first movement
is an adagietto with the bass clarinet from its lowest octave singing
a melody of leaps and lyricism, with imitative gestures in the organ.
second movement is a fugue marked presto, with players swapping some
gestures and with caccia-like gestures.
A slow movement
with minimalist, repetitive gestures and static harmonic rhythm in the
organ allow a cantabile for the bass clarinet above..
A final romp in 12/8 with a nod to previous movements and themes shifts in
rapid yet seemingly static harmonic motion until some abrupt distant
harmonic regions appear shortly. The parts for both players are virtuosic as
the prestissimo progresses.
pages, circa 11' 30" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score.
Bass Clarinet and Positive Organ
Bass Clarinet and Positive Organ - Bass Clarinet Part