Clarinet and bass clarinet solos with percussion ensemble

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Clarinet or bass clarinet solo with percussion ensemble
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Clarinet or bass clarinet solo with percussion ensemble:

COEXISTENCE (1979) for clarinet and 4 percussion by Howard J. Buss. Dramatic tension permeates this work as the solitary clarinet is pitted against the potentially explosive and overpowering might of the percussion ensemble.The state of fragile coexistence between the clarinetist and the percussionists at times requires the conductor to function as a “referee” in order to preserve the dynamic balance. The most theatrical example of this occurs about midway through the composition. At this point the music builds to a deafening, chaotic fury during which the clarinetist has no chance of being heard. The director restores order by “disciplining” the percussionists with a piercing blast on a police whistle. In contrast, Coexistence contains sections of relatively low intensity with delicate coloristic shadings and intricate ensemble coordination. Timbral modulations figure prominently throughout the work. Percussion distribution: Percussion 1: Xylophone, chimes (tubular bells), orchestra bells, 4 tom toms, sizzle cymbal, tam-tam, triangle and wind chimes; Percussion 2: Vibraphone, celesta (muted orchestra bells may by substituted), triangle, tambourine, temple blocks, maracas, and snare drum; Percussion 3: 2 suspended cymbals, triangle, cow bell, snare drum, bass drum, and tam tam; Percussion 4: Marimba, timpani (1), cow bell, large tam-tam (which may be shared with players 1 and 3), ratchet, whip, hi-hat, and wind chimes.“An exquisite concert piece that will keep listeners on the edges of their seats! “ - The Clarinet.”This is recommended literature.”- Percussive Notes (9’) Grade V.  
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3 View on YouTube

or to order offline COEXISTENCE clarinet and 4 percussion, B311 $34.00

Spectrum_Buss cover artSPECTRUM (2015) for bass clarinet and percussion quartet by Howard J. Buss was written for clarinetist Keith Koons and the University of Central Florida Percussion Ensemble. The structure of this one-movement work is suggestive of a journey through a sequence of colorful sonic landscapes. This composition is a showcase for the bass clarinet as well as the percussion ensemble. The music utilizes the entire practical range of the bass clarinet, exploring its impressive array of expressive capabilities. From the haunting beauty its low register to the agile brilliance of its upper range, this work reveals the great diversity of moods that can be created with the instrument as well the salient technical characteristics that distinguish it from the other woodwinds. The percussion ensemble, even when used as an accompaniment for the soloist, employs a wide array of timbres and textures. An undercurrent of energy and suspense is added to the musical tapestry as a result of the inherent tension between the soloist and the potentially overpowering might of the percussion battery. (13’50”) Grade V. B447 $40.00
Sound samples: Excerpt 1.mp3, Excerpt 2.mp3, Excerpt 3.mp3
or to order offline SPECTRUM (2015) for bass clarinet and percussion quartet, B447 $40.00

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