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Tension Detention, for Bb Clar. & Bari Sax

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Modern classical music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Controlled use of the relative consonance and dissonance between the two voices of this duet produces an extended "crescendo" of intervallic tension, followed by a longer "diminuendo" of the same sort; the indicated dynamic markings are contrary: More dissonant, softer volume. Less dissonant, louder.

Suggested substitutions (w/ or w/out transposition): English horn & bassoon; viola & cello; clarinet & bass clarinet; most any duo of alto and tenor instruments should work.

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