O BOMBEIRO/THE FIREMAN (2005)

José Mesquita Lopes

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O BOMBEIRO/THE FIREMAN (2005)

CLARINET IN B FLAT AND ALTO SAXOPHONE

 

 

 This duet was composed for the children´s ballet  "Eu quero ser/I wanna to be", based on José Jorge Letria's text, with the purpose of being performed by TILT (Leiria's Dance Group), under the artistic direction of Ana Manzoni, to whom is dedicated.

 This work can also be performed independently as a concert piece without the scenic support. Like this, the piece does not disclose its "puerile" character, and results in a kind of alla Marcia with the clarinet and saxophone sometimes exchanging ostinati or joining together in expressive tuttis, sometimes in dialogue or making ornamental simultaneous commentaries.

The melodic and harmonic language is modal and atonal.