Whirled Music (for clarinet and harp)

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Composer’s Note

This arrangement of Whirled Music (for Bb Clarinet and Harp, 2015) is dedicated to my friends John Corbett and Simone Seiler. Based in Hagen, Germany, they perform together as Duo Imaginaire.

In its original scoring for alto saxophone and 5-octave marimba, the work received its world premiere performance by Translucent Duo (Bernard Lagana & David Lockeridge) at the 2013 Australasian Saxophone & Clarinet Conference, Sydney. Its US premiere took place in the same year, given by Heterodyne Duo (Nathan Nabb & Brad Meyer) at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Comprising three movements (A-B-A), Whirled Music hits the ground running at a speed of around 120 crotchet beats per minute, faster still if the performers let it have its head. Fuelled by a high octane blend of semiquavers and chromaticism, the music shifts through gears while negotiating twists, turns, dips, climbs and spirals in a virtuosic display of highly energized bebop-like arabesques, fast rumba-like grooves and glimpses of clear, delicate lyricism.

During the second movement, gently pulsing harmonies and swirling flourishes from the harp serve as a backdrop to the clarinet’s bravura tale which takes us deep into tense, cadenza-like territory.

The third movement comes to life in musical ‘fits and starts’ before sending us whirling back in time via a shortcut through Movement 1, then on to a brief coda and a race to the finish line.

I warmly thank John and Simone for their friendship and for requesting this arrangement of Whirled Music.

Matthew Orlovich.
Composer.

Recent Performances

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SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2017 (7PM)
Performers:
Duo Imaginaire (John Corbett, cl.; Simone Seiler, hp). Venue: Schlosskonzert, Wehrer Stadthalle, Germany.
Program: Nun zum dritten Mal an der schweizer Grenze zu Gast: Debussy’s Petite Suite, Bellini’s Norma, Rossini’s Diebische Elster, De Falla’s Suite populaire und Whirled Music des Australiers Matthew Orlovich!

flag-of-GermanySATURDAY 23 APRIL 2016
Performers: Duo Imaginaire (John Corbett, clarinet; Simone Seiler, harp). Venue: Schwenk & Seggelke, Bamberg, Germany. Details: 20th Anniversary celebration – Schwenk & Seggelke, Bamberg, Germany.

flag-of-GermanyTHURSDAY 9TH JUNE 2016 (6PM)
Performers: Duo Imaginaire (John Corbett, clarinet; Simone Seiler, harp). Venue: After-Business-Konzert in der Sparkasse, Hagen, Germany.

flag-of-GermanySUNDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2016
PERFORMERS: Duo Imaginaire (John Corbett, clarinet & Simone Seiler, harp). Venue: Schelmenturm, Grabenstrasse 30, Monheim am Rhein, Germany.

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Whirled Music
(for Bb clarinet and harp)
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TITLE:
Whirled Music (for Bb clarinet and harp)

DATE OF COMPOSITION:
2013 / Arr. 2015

SCORED FOR:
Bb clarinet & harp

DURATION:
c. 12 minutes

WORLD PREMIERE:
21 February, 2016 – Duo Imaginaire (John Corbett, clarinet & Simone Seiler, harp) @ Schelmenturm, Monheim am Rhein, Germany.

PUBLISHER:
Matthew Orlovich

ISMN:
979-0-9009-7142-5

ALSO AVAILABLE:
• Whirled Music (for Eb alto sax & 5-octave marimba)
• Whirled Music (for Bb clarinet and 5-octave marimba)
• Whirled Music (for Bb bass clarinet and marimba)

If you would like more information about this score, feel free to email me.
I look forward to hearing from you!