|Title||Ross James Carey: Duetto in B-flat minor|
|Instrumentation||Bass Clarinet Duet|
|Range||Extended range instruments required|
About the Work
Duetto in B flat minor is a short work for bass clarinet duo. The piece was composed in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in July 1999 and subsequently revised in Cyberjaya, Malaysia in November 2015.
Over a measured bass a wide-ranging melody explores the tension inherent between a largely chromatic line and a firmer sense of tonality, the B flat minor referred to in the title only being definitively established in the last few bars of the piece. Duration: c. 2'20".
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.
Duo Score: 4 pages, loose-leaf