Whirled Music (for Bb clarinet and 5-octave marimba) – Digital Download PDF

//Whirled Music (for Bb clarinet and 5-octave marimba) – Digital Download PDF

Whirled Music (for Bb clarinet and 5-octave marimba) – Digital Download PDF

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Whirled Music (for Bb clarinet and 5-octave marimba)

Format: Digital Download (PDF score + parts) | © 2015 by Matthew Orlovich | Edition: October, 2016 | Published by Matthew Orlovich | All rights reserved | ISMN 979-0-9009-7143-2

This Digital Download (PDF) of Whirled Music for Bb clarinet and 5-octave marimba comprises:

  • Full score
  • Bb clarinet part
  • 5-octave marimba part

Description

Format: Digital Download (PDF score + parts) | © 2015 by Matthew Orlovich | Edition: October, 2016 | Published by Matthew Orlovich | All rights reserved | ISMN 979-0-9009-7143-2

Composer’s Note

Whirled Music (for Bb clarinet and 5-octave marimba) was arranged in 2015 upon the invitation of American percussionist Bryan Hummel for performance during his 2016 US tour. The original score (for E alto saxophone and 5-octave marimba) was commissioned by Translucent Duo (Bernard Lagana & David Lockeridge) for premiere performance at the Australasian Saxophone & Clarinet Conference 2013, held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Scored in 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 unison bebop-like arabesques, fast rumba-like grooves and glimpses of clear, delicate lyricism.

During the second movement, the clarinet finds itself travelling on a not-too-bumpy, not-too-smooth marimba highway of gently pulsating tuplets, all the while issuing forth a bravura tale which takes us deep into tense, cadenza-like territory and back out again.

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.

Matthew Orlovich,
Composer.