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Three Lyric Songs

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Andrew Rindfleisch

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Subtitle: For Clarinet and Wind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 24:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manzo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Openings - 8:05
2. In Between Song – 6:50
3. Vesper Voices – 8:30


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Program Notes

Composed for Shenandoah Conservatory faculty clarinetist Garrick Zoeter and the Shenandoah Wind Ensemble, Three Lyric Songs for clarinet and wind ensemble is essentially a set of three expressive yet contrasting ballads. Resisting the common approach of a technical tour de force concerto, Three Lyric Songs presents the soloist as an expressive, sometimes lonely, lyricist, often winding in and out of the overall instrumental colors and timbres.

Openings begins with the soloist alone, slowly moving into the piece, the ensemble eventually, little by little, joining in, as the music eventually opens up the instrumental color that will be explored as the piece unfolds. In-between Song is a reference, not only to its in-between placement as the middle movement, but to the soloist's use of quarter tones ("in-between" the notes) as the expressive and timbral focus of the movement, here against a backdrop of a more transparent instrumental texture that features the vibraphone and alto flute. Finally Vesper Voices is based on an earlier chamber orchestra piece of mine of the same title. Here, a reverent night music of quiet color, contrapuntal lines, and distant bell-like textures dominate, before the piece, led by the soloist, slowly fades away and disappears.

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