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Gordon Jacob: Siciliano for clarinet and piano

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  1. musicusblau

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    Me and my colleague, Michael Schönfelder (clarinet) present you three pieces by some temporary english composers. This is one of them. From my view these are little musical gems in freetonal style. This is a special meditative one.
    Gordon Jacob (1895-1984): Siciliano for clarinet and piano, performed by Michael Schönfelder (clarinet) and Andreas Pfaul (piano).
    Gordon Jacob was a british composer, conductor and music teacher from London.
    For further information, see this link, please:
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Jacob

    See the link to our video from this little piece, if you like:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i5B8_Oz-oM

    Here is the audio-track in form of a mp3-file of that video above:

    Jacob - Siciliano (2:30)
     
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    What a great repertoire choice ! Music lovers should be more aware of the incredible riches in 20th century English music. The composers were particularly adept at producing such beautiful pastoral pieces. I knew Gordon Jacob but not the other two composers :oops:
    I've a feeling this piece is originally for oboe ? That being a favourite instrument in English wind music. If so, I think some of the pastoral character
    may be lost due to the clarinet's somewhat sharper sound. Beautifully played by both of you.
     
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    Hi Andreas. I hope you are having a nice summer. :)
    I watched the video--this is a nice recording. Very relaxing and pretty music.
     
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    Thank you both, Chris and Monica, for listening your nice answer! :) Yes, Monica, I will go to Holland these holidays again and visit Chris! :) And how are you?

    Yes, I think, these are interesting pieces, especially from the harmonical view. There are some surprising and interesting dissonances in them.

    Well, things happen. :lol: I didn´t know all of them. :wink:

    I don´t know, if they are for oboe originally, but I don´t think so.

    Thanks! :D
     
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    There's definitely also a Siciliano for oboe and piano, see http://www.free-scores.com/boutique/bou ... lef=440067, but I guess that may be another piece. It's just that I have quite seldom heard English clarinet pieces (I think it's more of a " German instrument", if there is such a thing as that), whereas English oboe pieces and lovely oboe solos are plentiful. But Gordon Jacob was a resourceful composer who wrote a lot more than I thought. Not many piano solo pieces, I'll have to check out the few there are.
     
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    I like the Siciliano a lot. What a lovely collaboration between you and the clarinettist. You work together very, very well. Am about to listen to the others.

    We are all only temporary, I suppose.... sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    Ah damn... I missed that one :evil: :lol:
     
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    Very nice music, and really well performed! I watched the youtube clip and my only gripe is that the body movement of the clarinettist is mildly distracting.
     
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    It is indeed. I've listened to these interludes on YT and they are immensely beautiful. Makes me want to find an oboist to play with....
     
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    Hi Andreas,

    This siciliano is a reflective and soothing piece much like a pastorale--a pleasure to hear. It seems to be in 6/8 time, although I believe a siciliano is occasionally in 12/8. Very nicely performed.

    David
     
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    Thank you, I´m glad you enjoyed it. :D


    Yes, I made that joke to MOnica in the other topic: one only can be temporarily a contemporary composer. So, even that is temporary. :wink: Very philosphical topic here, isn´t it? :? :wink:
     
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    Troglodyte wrote:
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    Thank you for your praise. :D Well, to swing with the whole body with the music just gives us the right "groove"! :wink:
     
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    Yes, I should arrange that for clarinet, isn´t it?! :wink:
     
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    [Rachfan wrote

    You really have heard that very well. It is in a 6/8 measure. Yes, it´s a meditative and almost sacral piece for my feeling. Thank you for your praise, David. :)
     
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    I am starting to think we need a Chamber Music page to host these, as well as previous ensemble recordings from you and others.
    Any ideas, anyone ?
     
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    Yes, why not, if you want that. You could create a category "piano in chamber music" and then list the composers in alphabetic order. Just an idea.
     
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    This is now on the site, on a new page 'Chamber Music'.
     
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    Thank you, Chris, that´s a nice idea IMHO. :D (See also what I have written in Davids topic, please, I know, at the wrong place, sorry.)
     

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