Mini-Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra
|DATE WRITTEN||4 August 1980|
|DEDICATED TO||Thea King|
|FIRST BROADCAST PERFORMANCE||11 May 1981, Thea King with Alun Francis and the English Chamber Orchestra (BBC)|
|NOTES||Arranged for clarinet and small wind band by Douglas Bostock|
THE COMPOSER WROTE
The clarinet is a marvellous instrument for a composer to play about with. It has remarkably wide range of pitch and tone combined with fabulous agility in the hands of a master - or mistress. I owe Thea King thanks for vetting the solo part and also for livening up the metronome mark of the last movement to a speed I would hardly have dared to imagine on my own!
FROM CD NOTES (Charles Russo recording)
... three buoyant and lighthearted movements surrounding a brief but lovely slow movement. As with many composers, Jacob confessed to "falling victim" to the lure of the strings, which work so beautifully here with the clarinet.
Record held by BMIC, email performers Thea King with NSCO, conductor Alun Francis; catalogue No.A66031
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Full score and piano score held by BMIC, email, quote shelfmark D