"The Nightingale" Clarinet duet and Piano is a clarinet duet in Barcarolle tempo and in ternary form. (also flute duet available)
I wanted the lilting tempo in the outer sections to have a medieval minor tone, to work with the contrasting major section in the middle.
I very much wanted it to be a clarinet duet rather than clarinet 1 and clarinet 2, so the parts are pretty equally divided. It is romantic in nature, but uses modes and has a few interesting harmonies.
It is placed at intermediate level, about associated board grade 4/5 (top note G (only once I believe)- dotted quaver semiquaver is the most complicated rhythm)some early intermediate players may be able to manage.It would be very suitable for concerts, recitals, weddings as well as an incidental piece. There are 2 clarinet pages per part and the piano part has 5 pages- 5 minutes in length.