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Cahn-Serenade for Two (2S)-M/CL

Model: CAHN SERENADE

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$20.00

Serenade for Two was completed in January 2003. It was composed for and is dedicated to Tomoko Inaba and Aki Uwabe. A serenade is normally defined as "evening music is in the open air", usually sung or played by a suitor to charm and win t...
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Serenade for Two was completed in January 2003. It was composed for and is dedicated to Tomoko Inaba and Aki Uwabe. A serenade is normally defined as "evening music is in the open air", usually sung or played by a suitor to charm and win the affections of a love interest.

Here the music is scored for clarinet and marimba, and it is essentially an interplay of rhythmic and lyrical elements which appear and dissolve, sometime in synchrony and sometimes in contrast. There are three sections- fast, slow, fast. The first section introduces the principal musical elements which combine to suggest an intense but unsettled mood. In the middle section the marimba produces an agitated counterpoint to the clarinet's song. This leads into the closing in which the musical elements are revisited in an altered form, but still with an unresolved emotional undercurrent.



Number of Players: 2
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Bb Clarinet

  • Player II: Marimba




  • William L. Cahn has been a member of the NEXUS percussion group since 1971, and was principal percussionist in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1968 to 1995. Born in Philadelphia in 1946, Bill has performed with conductors, composers, ensembles, and artists representing diverse musical styles - Chet Atkins, John Cage, Aaron Copland, Chuck Mangione, Mitch Miller, Seiji Ozawa, Steve Reich, Doc Severensen, Leopold Stokowski, Igor Stravinsky, and Paul Winter. He has conducted programs with symphony orchestras, and his compositions for solo percussion, percussion ensemble and percussion with orchestra/band are widely performed. His fourth book, "Creative Music Making," on freeform improvisation was published by Routledge Books in 2005.

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