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 either 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 with Bassoon Three Dimensions Full Score with Bass Clarinet Three Dimensions Flute Part Three Dimensions Clarinet Part Three Dimensions Bassoon Part Three Dimensions Bass Clarinet Part
Trio for Three (for Clarinet, Flute and Piano)
Trio for Three is a light-hearted, romantic-style piece for flute, clarinet and piano. Yes, I realize that the title is redundant. It is my attempt at a bit of humor.
Away with Words (Clarinet Trio)
Away with Words is a fast-paced, frolicking piece for two clarinets and a bass clarinet. It has three parts, each of which could stand alone to be played individually. The piece has a good amount of syncopation, and Part 3 is mostly in 5/4 time, so it requires a fairly high skill level to perform well.
Part 1: With a misdirected sense of urgency.
Part 2: Calmly, with a false sense of security.
Part 3: Don't let the syncopaths trip you.Away with Words (Full Score)
Away with Words (Clarinet 1 part)
Away with Words (Clarinet 2 part)
Away with Words (Bass Clarinet part)