The Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra by Alberto Guidobaldi was commissioned in 2019 by Kathleen Jones, principal clarinetist of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. This work was premiered during the “2019 Clarinet Fest” in Knoxville, TN, by Kathleen Jones (soloist) and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra directed by Aram Demirjian.
The melodic material of Guidobaldi’s Concertino for Clarinet is essentially modal, and the harmony is mainly quartal. This peculiar combination generates a pleasant musical language that is never clashing or too strident. The musical forms chosen for this work express a rigorous respect for the music of the past. Total duration approximately 12 minutes.
The set includes a full score, and parts for solo clarinet, 2 flutes, bassoon, piano, and strings (3-3-2-2-1).
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A video performance of the third movement only of Guidobaldi's "Concertino", with Kathleen Jones, clarinet, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, is available on YouTube. This video is part of a Puerto Rico tourism promotion, but still is an effective presentation of the music. A complete performance of Guidobaldi's "Concertino" (piano reduction), with Kathleen Jones, clarinet, is also available on YouTube.
If you are interested in the piano reduction for this concertino, click on JP2160.
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