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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. 

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