Prelude, Aria and Finale

Prelude, Aria and Finale


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1. Prelude
2. Aria
3. Finale

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The Prelude, Aria and Finale was composed in February/March 2021 during a second lockdown owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is dedicated to my great-niece, Sabine, who is currently in her third year studying music at Southampton University. The Prelude is a lively and energetic movement with a few moments of contrasting repose at times. A chordal accompaniment underpins the melodic lines of the clarinet during the Aria. The movement ends quietly and peacefully, as it began, with the solo clarinet. The Finale recaptures some of the spirit and characteristics of the first movement. Alternating time signatures add to the rhythmic interest. It is designed to be a companion piece to Impromptu, Cantilena & Finale for oboe and piano composed in 2003 and Impromptu, Nocturne & Finale for flute and piano written in April 2021. They are of the same stock.

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