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Tales for Three (2021) - CL/HN/BSN

Composer: Hare, Ryan

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 70936


Tales for Three

for clarinet in Bb and A, horn in F and bassoon

by Ryan Hare, American composer and bassoonist

From the composer:

Tales for Three was composed for Artemisia Winds, with the first two movements written in 2020, and the third in 2021. Composed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the first two movements were first performed as a recorded Internet release, part of the Wayward Music in Limbo series in Seattle, WA, with funding provided by Angelique Poteat. The third movement was completed in time for a public premiere of the complete three-movement version, sponsored as part of the Common Tone Arts Chamber Music Festival, in Pullman, WA and Moscow, ID.

The title is in keeping with the ethos behind works such as Antonín Dvořák’s Legends or Jean Sibelius’s En Saga, not to mention my own Mythos: Five Legends for Wind Quintet, wherein the listener is explicitly invited, should they wish, to imagine their own narrative to accompany the music, rather than one provided by the composer.

Tales for Three is scored for clarinet in Bb and A, horn in F, and bassoon, and is in three movements:

I. Moderato—Allegro molto
II. Adagio
III. Moderato sempre poco marcato—Allegro quasi scherzando—Fuga

The total duration is approximately twelve minutes.