Composer: Bowyer, Don
Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Bass Clarinet, Piano
This concerto, commissioned by music teacher William T. Robinson, was originally scored for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra. This version for Bass Clarinet and Piano was done by the composer and is a three-movement work approximately nine minutes long, each movement leading directly to the next.
The first movement opens with a slow introduction based on quartal harmony. The main portion of the movement is an allegro that explores changing meters. The second movement is slow, with a mournful character. The modal harmony is centered around D minor. The third movement is in an Afro-Caribbean style. The second and third movements include cadenzas for the soloist.
This product is only available for digital download.