Title Daniel Adams: Vertices (2016)
Instrumentation Clarinet Ensemble:
1 E-flat clarinet, 3 B-flat clarinets, 2 E-flat alto clarinets, 2 B-flat bass clarinets
Range Extended range instruments NOT required for bass clarinet parts.
Price $40
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About the Work

Daniel Adams composed Vertices in 2016 as a commissioned work for Richard Nunemaker's ensemble at the University of St. Thomas. 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 just over seven minutes, is scored for 1 E-flat clarinet, 3 B-flat clarinets, 2 E-flat alto clarinets, and 2 B-flat bass clarinets (extended-range not required). The composer has also designed for possible substitution of one alto and/or one tenor saxophone if necessary given the players available.

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.

Catalog Info #ALEA1168
Full Score: 42 pages, spiral bound
Parts: 3-4 pages each, single sheet booklet