Ran-ei, Hazy Mountain Atmosphere - Clarinet Septet

Ran-ei, Hazy Mountain Atmosphere - Clarinet Septet

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Printed set (Score & Parts)
Eb Clarinet
4 Bb Clarinets
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet (or Eb Contra-alto Clarinet)

Commissioned and premiered by Izuka High School Wind Orchestra for the 40th Chikuho Ensemble Contest in 2014.
Four unison Bb instruments introduce the tense atmosphere of the piece. From B with tutti, music develops a more lively style. Melodic line is perhaps a bit unique and difficult to grasp at first, but examine it well and be as expressive as possible. At H tone clusters are used. Their tension and heaviness might be abstract but reflect the image of those notes.
Overall, hard attacks are to be avoided and clear timbre is more important. Also, consider the performance hall to enhance the best quality of the music.