Instrumentation: Solo and Percussion Instruments: Bass Clarinet
This work showcases the agility and beautiful, sonorous tone of the instrument. Ranging from lyric tenderness to powerful (and sometimes fiery) technical displays, the three short movements, Moods, Lyrique, and Breakout, explore a wide range of sonic atmospheres and moods. The sophisticated musical language, coupled with the soaring melodies and intriguing rhythms, make this an entertaining, audience-friendly concert work as well as an impressive contest piece. Three Euphonics for Solo Bass Clarinet is dedicated to clarinetist, Keith Koons, Professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. On the Maryland Contest List Level 5 all movements.