Concerto for Piccolo Clarinet

for Eb Clarinet, trumpet, bassoon, trombone, double bass and percussion

dedicated to John Bruce Yeh and Chicago Pro Musica

The Clarinet In My Mind
The Clarinet In My Mind

Concerto for Piccolo Clarinet was composed for and dedicated to clarinetist John Bruce Yeh. The music makes dramatic shifts between the E-flat clarinet’s high virtuous technical flights and its mystical, expressive qualities. The sound resources for entire work are entirely derived from the clarinet’s opening descending line that quickly developes into a succession of firey cadenzas. The soloist then leads the ensemble in a highly spirited dance of counterpoint and rhythm.

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John Bruce Yeh, Piccolo Clarinet Chicago Pro Musica.
Concerto for Piccolo Clarinet

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