|Title||Ross James Carey: September Song|
|Instrumentation||Bass Clarinet & Piano|
|Range||Extended range instrument NOT required|
About the Work
September Song (2015) for bass clarinet and piano is based on an identically named piece for harp or piano solo composed while the composer was a Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in September 2000. Over a series of parallel ninth chords in the piano, the bass clarinet articulates a spacious melody. The feeling in the piece is one of gentle melancholy.
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.
Piano Score: 4 pages, spiral bound
Part: 2 pages, single sheet