Allegro barbaro - Clarinet Septet

Allegro barbaro - Clarinet Septet

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Printed set (Score & Parts)
Eb Clarinet
2 Bb Clarinets
A Clarinet
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-alto Clarinet

Even at midnight, the heat and humidity never fades. On such an evening, one tribe abducts a young man from a neighboring tribe to sacrifice, proving loyalty to their ancestors. The dancing to elder's high-pitched shouts inflames the crowd as the enthusiasm builds to a climax. The victim envisions the folk songs of his home, the scenery of the village, the memories of his childhood and the faces of his kind parents that flash by. The ritual for the ancestors continues tirelessly until dawn with more intensity, raising the expectations of the crowd to the climax of their fateful task at sunrise.