Set Two Anthony Gilbert

Set Two cover
18 mins

Solos, Duos & Trios Solos •• Solo clarinet

1 Bass Clarinet in B-flat

Purchasing options

Score ISMN 57036-086-4 £14.00 Buy now

solo bass clarinet

Programme note

1. Purloined Chant

2. Dee as Sea?

3. Coasting

4. Hijinx

5. Dark the Wending

6. Figurative

7. Setting Sun

In 2008, as part of a project initiated by The University of York Music Press, I wrote a pair of matching sets of seven 'préludes' (in the Debussian sense). Each piece in one 'sept' is a variation or adaptation of its non-identical twin in the other. The group for bassoon is called Twinned Set and its matching group is what we are about to hear. Each piece is a reflection upon a different painting, sculpture or photograph I'm particularly attached to, all created by musical colleagues with a flair for the visual arts, by artists with strong musical connections, or by myself. I should emphasise that the musical titles relate to the music rather than to the artworks. 

The images are, respectively: 1. A Mixture of Frailties by Susie MacMurray, former bassoonist and now sculptor of international reputation; 2.  A Maze in Spirals by Simon Holt, composer of international renown; 3. Pearl over the Beach, a photo of the moon rising over Pearl Beach in New South Wales by myself; 4. Girl Skipping by Celia Gilbert, former cellist and composer's then-4-year-old daughter; 5. Moonfaring – Study for Night Journey by Alix MacSweeney, painter and cellist;  6. Abstract with Rose-petals by Julie Sassoon, composer, performer and painter; and 7.  Purple Landscape by Alison Cox, composer and educationalist.

Twinned with TWINNED SET.

  • 20 Sep 2013 | 7:30pm |

    St Cyprian's Church, Glentworth Street, London NW1 6AX


    Phil Edwards