Title Robert Davidson: Jump (1998)
Instrumentation Solo Bass Clarinet
Range Extended range instrument required.
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About the Work

Jump (1998) is an original work for solo bass clarinet by Australian composer Robert Davidson. The single-movement work is arranged in three small sections - fast, slow, fast. The composer was inspired by the contrapuntal nature of passages from Bach's cello suites, as well as a desire to show off the wide range of the bass clarinet.

Jump is an excellent performance piece for the advanced player, and would make an outstanding addition to any recital program. This publication includes program notes written by the composer.

About the Composer

Australian Robert Davidson is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder and artistic director of Topology, the ensemble-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Robert's compositions are regularly performed, recorded and broadcast around the world. All of Australia's professional orchestras and many leading soloists and ensembles have commissioned and performed his works. He has received many commissions for major works from festivals including the Qld Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, Olympics Arts Festival, Castlemaine Festival and many others. With Topology he has released six CD albums and a DVD, and has directed numerous collaborations with artists including The Kransky Sisters, Gerry Connolly, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Robert Forster, the Southern Cross Soloists, Misinterprotato and others.

Syllabi/Music Lists

This publication appears in the following syllabi/prescribed music lists:

  • Texas UIL Prescribed Music List (2016-2017)
Catalog Info #ALEA1051
4 pages, loose-leaf