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Soliloquy for Clarinet solo

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Not much to say about it really. One of a few instrumental solos I've worked on. This was written late last year and set aside to allow time before making final revisions. Listening would be appreciated and comment received gratefully with thanks.

https://soundcloud.com/acitore/soliloquy-for-clarinet

 

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Well. If a clarinet could speak a language, this would be it. I felt like I just came from a four-minute clarinettish diatribe against how the oboe always gets the spotlight.

Fine job, sir. Birdsong-like in its melody, it absolutely explores the limits of this charming instrument. Thanks for sharing! I hope you're able to get it performed.

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It's a very introspective work, just like the title suggests. I'm not a clarinetist so I can't comment on the technical stuff, but it sounds playable. It would be beneficial to include the score. 

Overall, great job!

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20 hours ago, Tónskáld said:

Well. If a clarinet could speak a language, this would be it. I felt like I just came from a four-minute clarinettish diatribe against how the oboe always gets the spotlight.

Fine job, sir. Birdsong-like in its melody, it absolutely explores the limits of this charming instrument. Thanks for sharing! I hope you're able to get it performed.

 

Thank you for listening and your generous comment. I love the clarinet, not just the compass nor the fact that in all but the top octave it can produce dynamics from almost nothing to fff. It's been a temptation to start crescendo hairpins with 0 (nought) at times. It could get performed in a slightly simplified version, so says the No 1 clarinet in our town orchestra.

Again, thank you. Most encouraging.

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13 hours ago, danishali903 said:

It's a very introspective work, just like the title suggests. I'm not a clarinetist so I can't comment on the technical stuff, but it sounds playable. It would be beneficial to include the score. 

Overall, great job!

 

Very kind comments, and thank you for listening. Much appreciated. It's technically possible but would need a good player to bring off the leaps with confidence like the No 1 in a professional orchestra or a concerto / ensemble player. 

I'm not sure why I didn't include the score....probably because as it's a solo I wasn't going to flatter myself that anyone would try to play it!

Cheers.

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Very nice. Great use of the versatility of the clarinet!
At times hauntingly beautiful and at times unsettling.
(Listening to your other pieces on soundcloud I notice that this quality is very often present in your music). This contrast makes your music extremely interesting. 🙂

 

 

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Thank you for your kind words and listening through and beyond into soundcloud. I'm humbled but obviously pleased that you found it acceptable.

Most kind of you.

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