Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Tuba
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HVATI was commissioned by acclaimed Norwegian hornist Froydis Ree Wekre for the renowned Norwegian tuba soloist Øystein Baadsvik. The title is Old Norse for "motivator" or "catalyst". This work was inspired by "hvati" with its vigorous energy and stimuli; instruments initiate movement and change. The piece was also informed by having had the special opportunity to meet with Øystein in Trondheim, Norway, thanks to Froydis Ree Wekre.
The form is a loose ABA structure containing several primary themes that undergo variation and spark propulsive rhythms. A central lyrical section provides a momentary calm; references to earlier material eventually gain momentum and propel the work forward to its close.
The composer wishes to thank Froydis Ree Wekre for her generosity and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico for providing invaluable time and space to compose this work.
Andrea Clearfield is an award-winning composer of music for opera, orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, dance, and multimedia collaborations. Clearfield creates deep, emotive musical languages that build cultural and artistic bridges. She has been praised by the New York Times for her “graceful tracery and lively, rhythmically vital writing”, the Philadelphia Inquirer for her “compositional wizardry” and “mastery with large choral and instrumental forces”, the L.A. Timesfor her “fluid and glistening orchestration” and by Opera News for her “vivid and galvanizing” music of “timeless beauty”.
Her works are performed widely in the U.S. and abroad. Her catalog includes thirteen large-scale cantatas including one for The Philadelphia Orchestra. Tse Go La (At the threshold of this life) and other choral works are inspired by Tibetan music fieldwork that she conducted in the Nepalese Himalaya. She was appointed 2020-2023 Composer-in-Residence with National Concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Steven R. Gerber Composer in Residence with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for their 2018-19 season. Her opera, MILA, Great Sorcerer, with librettists Jean-Claude van Itallie and Lois Walden was presented at the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival in New York City. Dr. Clearfield was awarded a 2021 Pew International Residency Award, a 2016 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two Independence Foundation Fellowship awards and fellowships at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, American Academy in Rome, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony among others. She is also the founder, curator and host of the renowned Philadelphia Salon concert series featuring contemporary, classical, jazz, electronic, dance, and world music since 1986 and winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s 2008 “Best of Philadelphia” award. More at www.andreaclearfield.com
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|Instrumentation||Solo and Piano|
|Publisher||Cimarron Music Press|
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