Duo Concertante (2000)

Duo Concertante for clarinet and bassoon

One of my earliest paid commissions, this piece came to me from my good friends Steven and Kristen Ward of Abilene Christian University. This was my first foray into the co-dependency of composer and performer: as recent graduates of MSU, the Wards needed to commission new music, while I needed commissions. This straightforward romp is one of my rare non-programmatic works, and achieves its balance through the thematic interplay between the two instruments.


(Available from the composer)