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The Cat as Clarinet (score & parts) - CL/VOICE/PN

Composer: Weait, Christopher

Publisher: Chris Weait

Edition: 59699


The Cat as Clarinet
for clarinet in Bb, voice, and piano
by Christopher Weait (b. 1939) - American composer, bassoonist, and pedagogue
Lyrics by Jean Junge
The Cat as Clarinet
Benny Goodman playing Weber's Concerto for the Clarinet
The clarinet is off on a liquid romp
notes like the skins of bubbles
so clear you can see through them
smooth as pebbles
soft as paws.
Horns plodding, strings tapping
Bassoon bellows!
Full orchestra gives chase-
The clarinet, lithe as a cat, winds in and out among the brass,
espaces the herd,
runs for joy with sinuous grace
--Jean Junge, 1987
Duration: 2:15