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Fantasia on a West-country Tune
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- composer: David Arditti
- instrumentation: 2 Clarinets in Bb, Alto Clarinet (or 3rd Clarinet in Bb), Bass Clarinet
- skill-level: Intermediate
I originally wrote this somewhat bucolic piece for performance in the 2005 ‘All Ears’ Festival organised by Forum London Composers Group (now London Composers Forum). The original scoring was for a brass quartet consisting of two cornets, tenor horn and euphonium. I have since re-arranged it for several different combinations. There are actually three tunes that are interwoven in various ways. The main one does have some kind of west-country connection, but what that is I choose to leave as an enigma. The original version was first performed by the Karen Hunt Brass Quartet on 24 September 2005 at the Church of St John on Bethnal Green, London, the wind quintet version was first performed by the London Myriad Ensemble on 17 February 2017 at the Church of St Mary’s Riverside, Putney, and the clarinet quartet version was first performed by the Ionian Clarinet Quartet on 11 August 2019 at The Pavilion, Roxbourne Park, Pinner.