Mixed Quartet Clarinet in Bb, Violin, cello, Piano
For Bb Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello And Piano. Composed by Shulamit Ran (1949-). Premiered at the Tanglewood Festival. Contemporary. Score and part(s). With Standard notation. Composed 2014. 16+4+4+4 pages. Duration 6 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41716. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114417160).
Item Number: PR.114417160
In celebration of its 75th anniversary season, the Tanglewood Music Center commissioned this mixed quartet from Shulamit Ran. Birkat Haderekh may be heard as a "prayer without words" in which the clarinet figures most prominently in cantillation-inspired cadenzas that frame the work and dramatically emerge throughout. Birkat Haderekh is also available for sextet, adding alto saxophone and percussion to the original quartet ensemble. The Boston Globe. ...Birkat Haderekh...is a wandering meditation on melody written for the Quartet for the End of Time ensemble: clarinet, violin, cello, piano. Cast in a single movement less than 10 minutes long, the work develops and deepens ideas introduced in a wistful opening clarinet line. Mostly introspective and direct in its appeal..." -- Brian Schuth, The Boston Musical Intelligencer.