Flashing into the dark
for bass clarinet

Hope Lee
Hope Lee
Composition Date: 2001
Duration: 00:01:00
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Woodwind Solo


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Bass clarinet
Programme Note:
While writing this piece, William Blake's poetic words were constantly surging:

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternityin an hour".

In a time and place where twentieth century music is excluded from people's daily life and is treated with indifference, the action of creating and presenting music is like a flash soon disappearing into darkness. But it's my hope that in this short instant of flashing, the world and heaven, the infinity and the eternity, can be sensed by those few who are seeking. (from the score)

Premiere Information:
1999, "New Music Festival" in Rome.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 5116 L478fla 2001
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Woodwind Solo
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 6, 2004
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (iii, 1 p.) ; 30 cm.
    4 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 21 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For bass clarinet.

    Contains performance intructions, programme notes, and biographical information for the composer in both English and German.

    Written for Guido Arbonelli's special project "60 seconds for 60 composers". (from score)
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