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Lai : for clarinet, cello and piano

by Clare Maclean (2010)



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Lai : for clarinet, cello and piano / Clare Maclean.

Library shelf no. 785.2413/MAC 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

'Lai' is a medieval word for a specific song form, or simply, melody.
The chorale melody 'By the waters of Babylon' is a slow cantus firmus through most of the piece, the strophic structure of which is loosely modelled on Bach's organ prelude on this melody. The music also incorporates songs and calls of birds local to Sydney (currawong, magpie, blackbird, pied butcher bird and bell bird).

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Clarinet, cello, piano.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — changing time signatures, non-tonal harmonies

First performance: by Charisma — 18 Apr 08. Joan Sutherland Centre, Penrith NSW


Performances of this work

18 Apr 08: Joan Sutherland Centre, Penrith NSW. Featuring Charisma.

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