|Title||Quartet for three bass clarinets and contra (2016) by Grant Jahn|
|Instrumentation||Three bass clarinets, contrabass clarinet|
|Range||Extended-range instrument required for one of the three bass clarinet parts.|
About the Work
Notes courtesy of the composer:
Commissioned by clarinetist Rachel Robichaud, Quartet for Three Bass Clarinets and Contra aims to exploit both the incredible range of the low clarinets as well as the power present in their articulation and dynamics. With a constant pulse underlying the work, musical lines interweave through each other to create a cohesive and singular vision.
About the Composer
Grant Jahn is an American composer based on the East Coast. Jahn received his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition at Arizona State University and has studied under the direction of Jody Rockmaker, Kotoka Suzuki, Rodney Rogers, and Doug Harbin. His compositional output includes many works for clarinet and chamber ensembles including saxophone quartet, string quartet, SATB choir, live and fixed electronics, and film music. His works are influenced by minimalism and sustained sound, while still integrating accessible melodies for performers and audiences alike. Jahn currently resides in New Jersey.
Listen to a recording, performed by Rachel Robichaud, Jack Liang, Patrick Englert, bass clarinets, and Jeremy Ruth, contrabass clarinet
Score: 12 pages, spiral bind
Parts: 3-4 pages each, booklet