Title Daniel Adams: Reflecting Pool (2015)
Instrumentation Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Range Extended range instrument NOT required for bass clarinet part.
Price $16
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About the Work

Daniel Adams composed Reflecting Pool in 2015 for clarinetists LeTriel White and Richard Nunemaker, and the work has already seen several performances by these artists. Alea is delighted to add the work to our catalog, making it available to more clarinetists! The single-movement piece, which has a duration of about seven minutes, includes roughly equal challenges for both players, including frequent meter changes, and includes some modern techniques such as multiphonics and tongue slaps. That said, there are no great extremes of range required of the bass clarinetist, nor is an extended-range instrument required.

About the Composer

Daniel Adams (b. 1956, Miami, FL) is a Professor of Music at Texas Southern University in Houston where he has served on the taught courses in music theory and composition since 1988. Adams holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (1985) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music from the University of Miami (1981) and a Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University (1978). He currently serves as the CMS Board Member for Composition. He is the composer of numerous published musical compositions and the author of many articles and reviews on various topics related to Twentieth Century percussion music, musical pedagogy, and the music of Texas. His book entitled The Solo Snare Drum was published by Honey Rock in 2000. He is also the author of two entries published in 2009 in the Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History 1896 to the Present and has authored a revision of the Miami, Florida entry for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013). Adams has served as a panelist and lecturer nationally and internationally, on topics ranging from music composition pedagogy to faculty governance. In 2011 he presented a composition Master Class at Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea. His music has been performed throughout the United States, and in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, Costa Rica, Argentina, Canada, and South Korea. His music is recorded on Capstone, Ravello, Summit, Albany, and Potenza Records.

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Catalog Info #ALEA1150
Duo Score: 11 pages, spiral bound