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Call for Scores
For the first international call for scores, our goal was to encourage the composition of duo pieces for clarinet (bass clarinet) and viola. We received 44 pieces from 3 continents! The high caliber of the works was outstanding, it was a real thrill to be able to go through all of them.
For this recording project, we selected the following composers and pieces. The chosen compositions will be recorded by Hillary Herndon (viola) and Jorge Variego (clarinets) and released during the 2021-2022 season. The list is in alphabetical order:
Sebastian Birch - Duplicitous Isolation
Lynn Blake John - The Little Buffalo
Michael Boyd - Animal Magnetism V
Nicholas Cline - abrade
Brian Field - ...and all that jazz...
Geoffrey Halgas - Village Folk Song
Aaron Hunt - Reluctant Dancer
Matthew Lam - Acrimonies
Yunfei MI Li - Made to Burn
Gabriel Malancioiu - Clavirgus
Kari Medina - Heart, Remember Dance
James Pecore - Samsāra
Piotr Szewczyk - Three Cartoons for Viola and Bass Clarinet
Robert Scott Thompson - Filigree and Shadow (two movements)
A live version of the first movement of Piotr Szewczyk's "Three Cartoons" for viola and bass clarinet. Hillary Herndon (viola), Jorge Varigo (bass clarinet). Recording session of April 8th 2021 - at the Powell Recital Hall @ UT School of Music.