Cello part from Trio for Clarinet, Horn, and Violoncello Op. 11, Mvt. #1 Pastorale

10 minutes
Modern classical music
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I. Pastorale. Commissioned by clarinettist Melanie Morley. Though this piece is not officially programmatic, I intended to capture the feeling of an idyllic journey as the title would suggest. This is a contrapuntal, motivic piece which is classical in structure but contemporary in its tonal language. Extended harmonies prevail. There is much use of parallel harmonies as a blurring of the surface, though parallel voicings are avoided through inversion. Motifs are often fragmented or rhythmically displaced. There is much rhythmic conflict between the three instruments. The 6/8 time signature is often pulled by contrasting meters (often multiple simultaneous hemiolas).

The structure is sonata form. A fairly large amount of opening material is presented and brought to a climax through rhythmic tension. This material is then developed upon repeat. A transition brings forth a new key and the second theme in the cello. This theme is taken over by the clarinet and horn in canon before the exposition is repeated. The second repeat is some 20 measures shorter than the first, landing in yet a new key as a series of developmental episodes begins. A ´┐Żfalse recapitulation´┐Ż occurs in the dominant key and is immediately broken down, followed by more development. When the actual recapitulation does occur, it is under guise- similar to the episodes that came before. The transition remains but now modulates to the relative minor key instead of the chromatic 3rd as in the exposition. Finally, the second theme changes mode and assumes the home key. The movement is brought to a close with a coda.

I'm not aware of any other existing works for this combination of instruments. If anyone knows of other pieces specifically for clarinet, horn, and cello, please email me- I know musicians that would be interested to learn of this repertoire. Thanks.

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