Elegy for Clarinet and Piano (2009)
I began composing Elegy for Clarinet and Piano during the spring of 2009, but put aside due to other projects. Coming back to it is a very refreshing experience.
This piece’s harmonic language experiments with intervals of seconds and their respective inversions and octave displacements. With the sustained quality of the melody and the clarinet itself, the changes of intervals are almost seamless. Both textural and timbral changes are perceived gradually, for the piano is treated as a sustained instrument as well.
Never percussive, Elegy for Clarinet and Piano sings a wave of sound that denotes moments of reflections and introspections. It is my different approach to what an “elegy” usually is.
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