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Wings

for Solo Clarinet or Bass Clarinet

COMPOSER: Joan Tower
PUBLISHER: Associated Music Publishers
PRODUCT TYPE: Book [Softcover]
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Clarinet
Wings was written in 1981 for the clarinettist Laura Flax, who premiered the work at the Merkin Hall in New York the same year. It follows the flight of a large bird, at times barely moving as it flies very high, gliding along the thermal currents, and at other moments, looping around in elaborate
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Subtitle for Solo Clarinet or Bass Clarinet
Composer Joan Tower
Publisher Associated Music Publishers
Instrumentation Clarinet
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Instrument Group Clarinet
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 1986
Genre Classical
ISBN 9780793537105
UPC 073999281705
Style Period Post 1901
Series Woodwind Solo
No. Pages 7
No. HL50228170
Description

Wings was written in 1981 for the clarinettist Laura Flax, who premiered the work at the Merkin Hall in New York the same year. It follows the flight of a large bird, at times barely moving as it flies very high, gliding along the thermal currents, and at other moments, looping around in elaborate flight patterns, diving downwards and gaining tremendous speeds.

Joan Tower (b. 1938) is a contemporary American composer, pianist and conductor. She has become renowned for her bold and spirited compositions. The New Yorker has described her as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time”, and she is still in demand forcommissions today.

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