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Trio #2 - CL/BSN/PN

Composer: Douglas, Bill

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 1189 - 67462


Trio No. 2
for clarinet, bassoon, and piano
by Bill Douglas (b. 1944) - Canadian musician, composer, pianist, and bassoonist
I. Cantando
II. Con Fuego
III. Rondo Antico
IV. Tunisia
This piece was commissioned by a consortium of clarinet and bassoon players in January 2010, and completed in May of the same year. The first and last movements follow the basic jazz form: a unison theme, followed by an improvisation on the chords of the theme, and then a return to the theme (the "head', in jazz terminology). In this case, however, the improvisation sections are completely written out, and in both movements there is a contrasting middle section. I named the last movement "Tunisia" because of the North African scale that is used in some of the sections. The second movement is a chromatic blues, and the third is a lyrical waltz. 
--Bill Douglas