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Samuel A. Livingston

Samuel A. Livingston

General Info

Year: 2013 / 2018
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Navona Records
Cost: Score and Parts - Free


1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The piece could be described as folk-inspired classical chamber music. The harmonies are simple, modal, and consonant. The first movement, in 7/8, begins with a dance-like theme for the flute and clarinet; the second theme is a song for the oboe and horn. The development section brings in a melody suggestive of Western-movie music. The movement ends quietly, with a melodic phrase that parallels the opening. The second movement, in 5/4, opens with a song for the horn, accompanied by the three woodwinds. A short middle section consists of dance-like phrases for the woodwinds; then the song is played again, this time by the oboe.

The third movement, in 7/8, is a set of variations on a dance-like theme. It concludes with a variation in four-part counterpoint, followed by a four-bar coda based on the melodic phrase that opens the movement.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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