|Title||Prelude & Scherzo after W.Byrd theme (2007) by Paul Struck|
3 B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet
|Range||Extended-range instrument required for bass clarinet part.|
About the Work
This outstanding single-movement work for clarinet quartet is a lovely addition to the repertoire. It makes use of a theme by the great Renaissance composer William Byrd, and yet feels every bit a modern work. Duration: ca. 7 minutes.
About the Composer
Paul Struck, born into a musical family, is a composer, arranger, conductor, and chamber music teacher living in Moscow. He worked in Central Music School (College) under Moscow State Conservatoire of P. I. Tchaikovsky (2003-2013) as a chamber music teacher, composer, conductor and arranger, and also worked as a consultant of Spivakov Charity Foundation (2003). Struck graduated from Odessa State Conservatoire in 1985, and was a participant in the Master Class "Komposition fur Blasorchester" in Bavarian Music Academy (1994).
He is a founder of Wind music Festival in Odessa (from 2000) called "WindMusicFest", as well as author of the article "Symphonic wind bands - traditions and contemporary". A member of WASBE since 2008, he is author of more 500 scores (including original works, arrangements) for different ensembles, symphonic and wind orchestras and so on. Struck's scores are published by Loosmann Musikverlag (Germany), Rundel Musikverlag (Germany), and GobelinMusic publication (Holland).
He currently works as an arranger and composer with several chamber, symphonic and symphonic wind orchestras from Switzerland, China, Russia, Ukraine.
Listen to a live performance from November 1, 2007, at St. James Church Piccadilly, with the London Bach Clarinet Ensemble (director Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev): Mark Van De Wiel, 1st clarinet; Denitsa Laffchieva, 2nd clarinet; Peter Cigleris, 3rd clarinet; and Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev, bass clarinet.
Score: 18 pages, spiral bound
Parts: 6-7 pages each, booklet