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Scott McAllister

Scott McAllister


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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Lyd Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $400.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Freebirds takes its title and inspiration from the album by the iconic southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Based on the song Free Bird, it is a driving, ecstatic showpiece for two clarinets and band. The work begins with a cadenza-like passage for the soloists, takes the listener through some high, beautiful lyrical passages and amazing extended techniques for clarinet leading to the ending in a virtuosic cadenza. This piece grabs hold of the listener and never lets go with rapid technical passages that emulate the dueling electric guitars of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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This concerto for two clarinets was originally written for orchestra. It was commissioned by Robert Spring.

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