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Soliloquy for Clarinet No. 21


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This is my "Soliloquy for Clarinet No. 21".

Here is the link to my previous soliloquy for clarinet, composed in March 2020:


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Would you like to develop the soliloquy to a longer piece? Many motivic materials in it can be developed, e.g. melody from opening bar, descending broken chord, trills etc. 

I think the meter of bar 19 can be eliminated since it's the same as the previous bar. Do you use meter as rhythm o signify where the accent is?

I see in your previous post how you define "Soliloquy":

"I call many of my pieces by the name of "Soliloquy" which to me signifies a short (aphoristic), reflective, often calm, and sometimes sad, piece written for one instrument (or sometimes a set of instruments behaving as one). These pieces often serve as a kind of character sketch of the particular instrument for which they are written, and/or to present a single musical statement/argument in a brief yet parsimoniously meaningful manner."

Interesting idea! What is the mood for this piece? Why do you think it fit clarinet? 

You also said that "they(Soliloquies) are the product of inspiration and not prior intention." Will you turn the inspiration to a more organized composition, or just let it stay its own way? Just curious about that.

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Thank you Henry Ng for your review and suggestions and questions.

Thanks for pointing out the redundancy of the time signature in bar 19. I eliminated it and reposted the PDF.

Regarding development of the soliloquy, as I have said in the description which you have quoted, a soliloquy is brief. If I intended to develop it further, I think it would be another type of composition and not a soliloquy as far as my conception and definition of "soliloquy".

Regarding your second quotation from my previous post, as I say, they are the "product of inspiration" and not the inspiration itself. So of course the inspiration is a bit organized and "composed" or subjected to the process of composition. The inspiration is only the initial idea or theme.

The mood can be characterized as reflective or meditative. That is why I think I saw it fit for the clarinet.

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