Aronis: Earos for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
Code: JP5121 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0277-6
Earos is the Greek word for Spring. Like 'The Rite of Spring,' it is a darker view of the season. The tragic events of Aronis' life seem to happen in the Spring. This - together with the overwhelming expectation of renewal - makes Spring his least favorite time of year.
The first part of "Earos" expresses these feelings, and consists of a series of variations based on a rambling theme similar to a passacaglia, insistent and constantly evolving. The middle section is a loose depiction of the gradual bursting forth of life, and is in the form of a series of fugatos leading back to the recapitulation.
"Earos" is written for flute, clarinet in B-flat, violin, cello, and piano. Duration approximately 11 minutes. The set comes with a piano score plus the four instrumental parts. An extra score for study is also avaiable (JP5122).