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A Silver Chanter (1980) for bass clarinet solo

Duration of all three movements: c.20 minutes
(But the movements may be played separately or in any combination)

Commissioned by Kevin Corner

This extended piece for bass clarinet represents my earliest explorations of "piobaireachd" (pibroch) the "classical" variation form for the Highland Bagpipe.
There are three movements: an expository "Prelude"; a central "Catastrophe" and a "Fugato" of great virtuosity.

Other Chamber Music:
Un ange au lait
Eighteenth Century Scottish Dances
Coste di Montepulciano
Breakwell's Circus
The Glen is Mine
True and False Relations
Three Glances
Sound of Jura
Fantazia Upon One Note
Post Modern Culture
Sunrise Over Loch Linnhe
Lowry Song
The Heights of Halifax