|Title||Ross James Carey: Morceau brève sur le nom 'Roland' (2016)|
|Instrumentation||Clarinet and Bass Clarinet|
|Range||Extended range instrument required for bass clarinet part.|
About the Work
Morceau brève sur le nom 'Roland' was composed in 2016. The work consists of a number of phrases spelling out the name of the piece's dedicatee. As the piece progresses, these phrases become progressively louder and quicker, leading to an ethereal conclusion. The short, single-movement work makes an excellent addition to the repertoire for clarinet/bass clarinet duo. The imitative nature of the work results in relatively equal challenges for both players, and the full range of the bass clarinet is used to great dramatic effect.
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.
Score: 5 pages, spiral bound
Parts: 2 pages each, single sheet