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Published: 11 October 2007

Duration: 19 minutes

108 Pages | 11.7 x 8.3 inches

ISBN: 9780193356818

Bookseller Code (ML)

Gabriel Jackson

Clarinet Quintet: In Prairial and Thermidor

Forces or Category: Clarinet & string quartet

for clarinet quintet
This beautiful chamber work takes its inspiration from an artist's book by the Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay, 'A Litany A Requiem'. This book lists on alternate red, white, and blue paper plants from the month of Prairial (May-June in the French Revolutionary Calendar), set against a list of revolutionaries guillotined in the month of Thermidor (July-August). The work is in two movements - 'A Litany for Prairial' which is fast, lively, and (mostly) pastoral; and 'A Requiem for Thermidor' which is slow, largely subdued, and funereal.

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