Commissioned by the Texas Christian University Clarinet Choir, conducted by Corey Mackey, who gave the premiere July 1st, 2022 at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Reno, NV.
The program note from the original band version:
This simple, chorale-like work captures the reflective calm of dusk, paradoxically illuminated by the fiery hues of sunset. I’m always struck by the dual nature of this experience, as if witnessing an event of epic proportions silently occurring in slow motion. Dusk is intended as a short, passionate evocation of this moment of dramatic stillness.
Video masterclass covering interpretive aspects of the piece, led by Steven Davis with the UMKC Wind Symphony.
SOLO PIANO version
Here’s the live premiere, with a bit of bleed-through from other performances in the background, but still a lovely performance!
Commissioned by: Texas Christian University Clarinet Studio, Corey Mackey, conductor
Clarinet in Eb (optionally covered by Bb Clar)
8 Clarinets in Bb
Alto Clarinet (optionally covered by Bb Clar)
2 Bass Clarinets
Contrabass Clarinet in Bb (optionally covered by Contralto Clarinet in Eb)