Canções para quatro Clarinets (2009)
(Songs for four Clarinets)


Cancao Uma

Cancao uma

Song Two

Cancao dois


Cancoes para quatro Clarinets (for four clarinets, 2009) was written for clarinetists, Scott Locke, John Cippola, Connie Rhoades, and Dallas Tidwell. The work was written in advance of a March, 2009, performance by the quartet for the College Music Society and a performance in Portugal during the summer of 2009. The music utilizes - almost exclusively - the diminished fifth scale (octatonic) and motives derived from that scale form. The second song incorporates phrases from the Portuguese National Anthem to honor the premiere performance in that country.

@ John Steffa, 2019