Nethermead Arches, for clarinet and piano
About this work:
One of architect Calvert Vaux's original structures in Brooklyn's Prospect Park is Nethermead Arches. This bridge located in the Nethermead near the Music Pagoda was designed with multiple vaults: one for pedestrians, one for equestrians, and one for the flowing waters of the Ambergill. It was a frequent and favorite destination of mine when I was living in Flatbush near the park.
Originally composed for violin and piano in 1979, this work was revised and rescored for clarinet and piano in 2005-06 for my son, James. This version was premiered on May 4, 2006 at Purchase College by James Cucinotta, clarinet and Gerard Hecht, piano.
Nethermead Arches is published by Kirkside Music.
Version: 2006 for clarinet, pno
Year composed: 1979
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Keyboard plus One Instrument
Instrumentation: 1 Clarinet, 1 Piano
Instrumentation notes: Bb cl, pno