|Title||Espiral for clarinet quartet by Christian Guerra|
|Instrumentation||E-flat clarinet, 2 B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet|
|Range||Extended-range instrument NOT required for bass clarinet part.|
About the Work
Notes courtesy of the composer:
Espiral (in english Spiral), is based, as its name implies, on the sensation that it is trapped in an endless vortex. Where you do not see concrete light and do not feel that you can see an end. Where you do not know if time passes you or if you are going through it. In this way, the beginning and the end is the edge of the entrance that takes you back to the core of the spiral.
About the Composer
Christian Guerra was born in 1994 on the Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela. He began his studies as a percussionist in different schools of music and orchestras of the country belonging to the System of Orchestras and Choirs of Children and Youth of Venezuela and receives classes of percussionist teachers belonging to the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar de Venezuela. At the moment he receives classes in the Latin American academy of percussion and has been able to participate in different international festivals in his country as a performer of his compositions for percussion.
He is currently studying composition at the National Experimental University of the Arts (UNEARTE) in Caracas. His composition works focus mainly on percussion, but he has also written works for orchestra, choir, small ensembles of chamber music, clarinet quartet, among others.
Listen to a portion of a live recording by students at the Conservatory of Music Simón Bolivar:
Score: 10 pages, spiral bind
Parts: 3 pages each, booklet