Rhythm and Variations
Rhythm and Variations is a piece for piano, clarinet and cello. I always think of a title for a piece only after it is fully finished. In this case, the title is a take-off of "Theme and Variations". Here, I introduce a rhythm, and then then follow it up with variations on the rhythm, but not the melody itself. It is intended to be played by intermediate-level amateur musicians.
Good Luck is a piece for piano, clarinet and flute. It has a distinctive "feel-good" flavor rather similar to the piano music that accompanies the "Charlie Brown" animated films. It is intended to be played by intermediate-level amateur musicians.
Three Dimensions is for flute, clarinet and bass clarinet or bassoon. This is an upbeat piece with a "jazz-and-blues" feel. Each instrument is featured in one of the three movements and requires an advanced skill level for each musician. Each movement has its own distinctive style, but the entire piece has a unity in its jazzy feel. The full piece lasts for about 15 minutes. Each part, though, can be played individually.
Part 1: Bass Blues
Part 2: Flute Flourish
Part 3: Clarinet CollageThree Dimensions (full score)
Three Dimensions (Flute part in PDF format)
Three Dimensions (Clarinet part in PDF format)
Three Dimensions (Bass Clarinet part in PDF format)