Fri 17 January 2020
Last year was a bit of a quiet year as far as composing goes. I was probably still recovering from the PhD, and I ended up with more conducting and writing work than I've ever had before. Also, I got married. :)
This year is already different. I have two composition projects to work on already (a duet, and a chamber ensemble piece with songs & narrator). I'm also going to be revising my popular Three Little Pigs for melodicas and toy pianos for a concert towards the end of the year, which should be fun.
The duet for bassoon and bass clarinet has been interesting to write. I've written a few duets for wind instruments before, and it's always a challenge to make it sound like it's meant to be a duet, and isn't crying out for more parts. I think I've hit upon workable way of doing it this time. It should be finished next week, I think...
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