Composer: John Dankworth
Catalogue no: QT58 | ISMN 979-0-708-01558-1
John Dankworth wrote this gem as a gift for the clarinettist Emma Johnson. It is full of characteristic melody and sumptuous jazz-harmonies. Audience appeal winner.
CLARINET & PIANO
The firefly emits stunning, flashing lights on the wing at night and
here the clarinet depicts his frantic flight in only a few minutes of
music. A presto section of light staccato movement starts and ends
the piece with a slow, legato and cantabile section in blues style in
the middle. Grade 7 - 8 players should have the technique to
perform it but top A appears twice and it does need to be played
presto with great ease, fluency and panache. A lovely piece for an
encore or in a concert for children.
Association of Wind Teachers
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