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19492506

The Muse of Distraction

For Bb Clarinet, Cello and Piano

By Joshua Green

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Clarinet in Bb, cello, Piano
For Bb Clarinet, Cello and Piano. Composed by Joshua Green. Carl Fischer Chamber Music Edition. Carl Fischer #MXE0019. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.MXE19).

Item Number: CF.MXE19

ISBN 825872944.

Winner of the 2009 MTNA Composition Competition, promising young composer Joshua Green gives us a striking new work for clarinet, cello and piano, borne of an unlikely muse. According to the composer: For the better part of three months I fought an exasperating battle. While trying to compose a piece for clarinet, cello, and piano, a plethora of distractions had consumed my mind. This frustration seemed to amplify with the amount of time that passed. It was then that the following quotation came to my attention: "Life does not consist mainly, or even largely of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one's head."-Mark Twain. And so The Muse of Distraction was born. Rather than trying to fight the "storm of thoughts," I allowed myself to compose a piece that embraced the frustration and irritation of those previous three months. Eventually these distractions were no longer my adversary. They became my muse." For advanced players.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2014-04-01 08:33:14.0 muse of distraction

    Colorful, unconventional, craaaaaazzzzyy! So much fun. Def recommend. Really really hard, especially for clarinet. But so worth it.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
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    Los Angeles, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2011-03-07 00:00:00.0 Challenging, exciting work!

    Wow, what a work out! This piece was quite a challenge for the individual players but as an ensemble it really clicked! One of those pieces that you work hard at and is extremely rewarding at the end! Really enjoyed the piece, and so did the audience. Definitely recommend the...

    work for those who want to kick up their program with something unexpected!

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