|Title||Ryan Hare: Drei charakteristische Übungen (2012)|
|Instrumentation||Solo E-flat clarinet, solo bass clarinet, solo B-flat clarinet|
|Range||Extended-range instrument required for bass clarinet portion of work.|
About the WorkDrei charakteristische Übungen ("Three Characteristic Studies") was composed in 2012 for Shannon Scott, the composer's talented clarinetist friend and colleague. The three movement titles are taken from characteristic tempo/expressive markings found in the symphonies of Gustav Mahler. Keck ("Cheeky") is for E-flat clarinet, which is probably the cheekiest musical instrument of all time. Feierlich ("Solemn") is for Bass clarinet, predominantly exploring its most characterful, richly resonant low register. Trotzig ("Defiant") is for the standard B-flat clarinet. The three-movement work has a total duration of ca. 6 minutes.
About the Composer
Ryan M. Hare teaches composition, music theory, and bassoon at Washington State University, where he is an associate professor of music. He serves as Composer in Residence for the Washington Idaho Symphony, and his compositions have been heard in numerous venues and festivals throughout the United States, and also in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Chile, Thailand, and the Philippines. Hare was recently named "Composer of the Year" by the Washington State Music Teacher's Association, which included a paid commission. Other honors include a prestigious Artist Trust Fellowship, grants from New Music USA's "MetLife Creative Connections" program, the ASCAP Plus Award, and commissions and premieres from the Washington Idaho Symphony, Lake Forest College Chamber Orchestra, University of Idaho Vandaleers Concert Choir, and Affinity Chamber Player, to name a few.
Hare earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Washington; his other degrees include a Master of Music in Composition from Ithaca College and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Oregon State University. He also studied at the 1996 Ferienkurse für neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany. Prior to his arrival at WSU, Dr. Hare held appointments at the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, and Oregon State University, and taught composition and bassoon at Music Works Northwest.
Solo Score: 7 pages, loose leaf