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|Concerto of Psalms for Violin, Clarinet in Bb and Orchestra
|The Concerto of Psalms was commissioned by Elsa and Walter Verdehr, professors at Michigan State University and members of the famed Verdehr Trio. The work has been inspired by three Psalms: Nos. 19, 130, and 150 respectively. The entire composition is controlled by a series of vertical sonorities which appear in various transpositions and instrumental combinations throughout the work. The first movement is rhapsodic in character and utilizes a great deal of instrumental colors. A haunting opening leads to a quasi-religious modal chant in the solo clarinet. It is followed by a restless middle section and it returns to its initial meditative mood. The second movement begins with quotations of Mozart works, leading to a very lyrical celestial tune sung by both solo instruments. The Finale is an exuberant, happy work, full of rhythms and intricate solo passages for the soloists. In the middle of the piece a returning quasi-passacaglia section contrasts with the dance-like opening and leads to the modal chant of the first movement along with an eastern-like tune, ending in a frenzied conclusion.
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