Title Ross James Carey: Baltic Song
Instrumentation Bass Clarinet & Piano
Clarinet & Piano
Range Extended range instrument NOT required
Price $16
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About the Work

The original version of Baltic Song, for piano solo, was composed in October 2005 while the composer was in residence at the Visby International Centre for Composers, located in the historic town of Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland. Inspired by a view of the Baltic Sea during the composer's residency there, the solo instrument outlines a broad melody over the piano's rocking accompaniment, before dissolving into a twelve-tone 'sea' at the piece's close. Duration: ca. 2'40".

About the Composer

Ross James Carey is a composer and pianist. Born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1969, he currently teaches at Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. As both a composer and piano soloist and collaborative artist Ross has been active in a variety of settings, from international festivals and conferences to regional and community events, mainly in Australasia and Asia. His compositions draw upon a variety of sources reflecting his background as a classically trained musician active in this region. Ross' compositions have been presented at seven Asian Composers' League Festivals and recordings of his music include those by pianist Yuji Takahashi, guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita, Gamelan Padhang Moncar (New Zealand) and the Black Cedar Trio (California). As a pianist Ross is particularly interested in presenting his own works and those of composers from the wider Asia-Pacific region, and has given recitals at the 'International Congress of Women in Music', Beijing (2008) and 'East meets west' conference at the Hong Kong Baptist University (2009), among others.

Catalog Info #ALEA1127a: Clarinet & Piano
#ALEA1127b: Bass Clarinet & Piano
Score: 7 pages, spiral bound
Part: 2 pages, single sheet