Prelude and Dance
Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Eb Clarinet
PRELUDE AND DANCE for solo Eb clarinet, solo Bb clarinet and clarinet quartet (3 Bb and a Bb bass) by Howard J. Buss. An Eb alto clarinet part is also included for part 3 of the quartet. This riveting composition features two solo players with clarinet ensemble accompaniment. The dramatic, and at times Arabesque, Prelude is followed by the spirited Dance, which is characterized by zesty Latin rhythms. Multiple payers may be used on each of the parts in the clarinet quartet accompaniment to create a larger ensemble. Prelude and Dance is a unique and entertaining piece with great audience appeal. It is an "absolute must" for the advanced ensemble.