Zaimont: From the Folk for clarinet quartet [E-flat, 2 B-flat, BC]
Code: JP2038 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0453-4
Although the melodies and harmonies of this piece are entirely original and
refer to no distinct source, in these two movements the composer aimed to
celebrate a kind of music she has always loved - folk music, and
emphasized the musical aspects generally thought of as 'folk-like'. The two
most distinct and clearest emphases are on sweet melody, streaming
ahead without undue pressure or distortion; and zesty pulse, dancing
past continuously in lively, extrovert manner.
There are 2 movements, slow and fast. Inward-looking consonance
underlies the tune composed for SONG,
which requires high expressivity from every player. Sharper dissonances,
and rhythmic sharpness (syncopation is highlighted) generate DANCE,
whose steady, fast pulse has no give.
The work is scored for E-flat clarinet, 2 B-flat clarinets, and bass clarinet.
Total duration of both movements is 8.5 minutes.