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Sonatina for clarinet and piano

for clarinet and piano

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  17m

Year:  2009
Duration:  17m

Composer:   Robbie Ellis

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Robbie Ellis: Sonatina for ...

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Sample: Excerpts of all three movements

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About

In writing this work, the composer felt that whether by accident, design, or outright thievery, he drew influence from musical sources besides his own imagination. To that end, he would like to thank (in order of first appearance):

John Ritchie, John Elmsly, Douglas Lilburn, Claude Bolling, the Roy Hargrove Quintet, The Bad Plus, Dmitri Shostakovich, Rickie-Lee Fray (age 4), Radiohead, Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Sarah McCallum, Eve de Castro-Robinson, Mad Caddies, Witold Lutosławski, Gustav Mahler, Chick Corea, Elliott Carter, Robbie Ellis, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, a dead German, Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band, Metallica, Francis Poulenc, Scott Joplin, Jerry Bock, Dave Brubeck, Family Guy, Slayer, a dead Spaniard, Gogol Bordello, The Cat Empire, David Rose, Jonny Doom and The Forcefields, a dead Austrian, a dead Russian, a dead Czech, the opening night cast of Improv: The Secondary School Musical, and The Army Of Skeggs.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Anna McGregor and Buz Bryant-Greene

Anna McGregor


Contents note

I – Moderato comodo
Interlude – Clarinet Solo
II – Adagio inesorabile
Interlude – Piano Solo
III – Presto paganinistico


Performance history

06 May 2009: New Works for Clarinet and Piano

09 May 2009: New Works for Clarinet and Piano

06 Jul 2011: Performed by Debbie Rawson (clarinet) and Jodie Lockyer (piano) at the 2011 Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival