Three Inventions Benjamin Gait

Three Inventions cover
7 mins

Solos, Duos & Trios Trios

1 Flute, 1 B-flat Clarinet, 1 Vibraphone

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Score ISMN 57036-624-8 £8.95 Buy now
Three performing scores ISMN 57036-625-5 £19.95 Buy now
Firewheel Anthology (Score) ISMN 57036-615-6 £29.95

for flute, clarinet and vibraphone

Programme note

Commissioned by Dark Inventions for their Firewheel project, part of the Sound and Music ‘Composer Curator Scheme’.

Three Inventions is a short collection of three melodies, one each for flute, clarinet and vibraphone. Each of these has a different character, and is accompanied by the other two instruments. Performers are invited to make many decisions about the music, small and large, ranging from when to place certain chords to what order to play the three movements in. Some of these decisions are individual, and many of them are collective, inviting the performers to engage with the material and create their own interpretation.

The piece was premiered by Dark Inventions in February 2014 at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough.

Dark Inventions, Rotunda Museum, Scarborough, 16th February 2014
  • 26 Feb 2016 | 6:00pm |

    The Treehouse, Berrick Saul building, University of York


    Louisa Dobson (soprano), Late Music Ensemble, cond. James Whittle

  • 16 May 2014 | 7:30pm |

    Capstone Theatre, Liverpool


    Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

  • 12 May 2014 | 1:10pm |

    The Lit & Phil


    Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

  • 11 May 2014 | 8:00pm |

    Left Bank, Leeds


    Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

  • 10 May 2014 | 7:30pm |

    National Centre for Early Music, York


    Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

  • 8 May 2014 | 7:30pm |

    The Engine House, Manchester


    Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

Included in
  • Firewheel Anthology cover

    Firewheel Anthology

    Vibrant chamber ensemble pieces and songs by emerging composers, written for Dark Inventions.