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Rick Sowash: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

Clarinet Concerto

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Solo clarinet part for the Sowash Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
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Recorded live at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 12th, 2008. Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Jamie Morales Matos conducting, Angelo Santoro, clarinet.

  1. Allegro Moderato, 11:36.
  2. Moderato "The View from Carew", 9:20.
  3. Allegro, 10:20.

The Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra is Rick Sowash’s newest major work, completed in December of 2007. This work was written in response to almost seven years of gracious but tireless pestering on the part of Rick’s friend Angelo Santoro, to whom the concerto is dedicated. Back in 2000 Angelo asked Rick to write for him a one-movement Romance for clarinet and orchestra. Rick complied with a work evoking the view from Cincinnati’s highest building, entitled “The View from Carew.” Angelo loved the piece and duly premiered it with the Cincinnati Community Orchestra. Angelo felt, however, that the Romance would serve best as the slow, middle movement of a full-length three-movement concerto. In the summer of ‘07, Rick finally accepted the challenge of writing the substantive outer movements that such an expansive middle movement would require. This proved to be a major challenge, requiring several months of demanding but very exciting work. After the April 12, 2008 premiere, Rick has come to feel that this concerto is one of his finest works to date.





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