Clarinet duo and piano
Composed by Alasdair MacLean. Chamber music, 20th century. Published by Potenza Music (P2.30112).
The original version of Without Further Ado II was written for clarinet, trumpet and piano. At Wesley Ferriera's suggestion, composer Alasdair MacLean re-wrote the work for two clarinets so he and his wife Copper could perform and record it. The two clarinet version works nicely, as there is a constant interplay between the two lead instruments, and the piano adds its own special flavor with crashing chords and, at times, bebop-like syncopation. A collage of shifting textures and motivic trade-offs, this is an animated momentous work.