Nature suite
for soprano, clarinet and piano

Composition Date: 1996
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s), Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Soprano
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Programme Note:
I was very pleased when the Atlantic Arts Trio commissioned me to write a work for them, and I knew immediately what text I would use for the new piece. Canadian poet William Prouty's Nature Suite was a set of seven poems he had sent me as a birthday present several years earlier, and I was struck by their evocative quality. Often with few words, Prouty paints a very vivid image, and their unspoken resonances seemed to suggest a musical setting. The challenge for me was to create an aural fabric to enhance the text of the poems, and to build a framework for them without obscuring their beauty. The result gives the clarinet and piano the role of suggesting a mood for each poem, while the soprano gives lyrical voice to the poet's words.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1211 M163na
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s), Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 19, 2003
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (46 p.) ; 22 x 28 cm.
    46 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For soprano, clarinet (Bb or A), piano.
    Commissioned by the Arts Atlantic Trio through New Brunswick 's Cultural Development Branch
    Note: no materials at CMC. Samples only.
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