Rick Sowash: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Solo clarinet part for the
Sowash Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in PDF format. A complete catalog
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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.
- Allegro Moderato, 11:36.
- Moderato "The View from Carew", 9:20.
- 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