ARIA, 2005, for clarinet, piano, violin and 'cello

Commissioned by the Jerusalem International Festival for Chamber Music, Jerusalem
Publisher: Israel Music Institute, 2006, IMI 7712 | Duration: 10 min

”Throughout the work, distant echoes of instruments such as the middle eastern violin, ney and santour are heard, as well as the sound of various bells and imaginary gongs. Clarinet ornamentations are also a constant thread woven through the work, ornamented at times by the piano in random

improvisatory phrases reminiscent of piano nocturnes. At the climax of the piece, the instruments unite in a monodic a cappella recitation of an ancient prayer.”

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