Set in four movements – Legend, Satiesque, Spanish Dance, and In Moto Perpetuo – Legend Suite is a lovely intermediate duet for clarinet and marimba that evokes many moods and challenges/features both performers throughout.
Genre: Duet Clarinet & Marimba | # of Players: 2 Level: Medium | Duration: 14:30 total
Instrumentation Clarinet (in B-flat and A) Marimba (5-octave)
Program Notes Legend Suite is named for the first movement of the set, which itself was named for the epical mood that it evokes at the opening. The second movement, Satiesque, is an homage to one of my favorite composers and time periods. Spanish Dance, the third movement, is more Spanish-sounding than actually Spanish and proceeds in a typical dance form. The last movement, In Moto Perpetuo, is an etude in breath control for the clarinetist and a fast, climactic ending to the suite.
This piece was commissioned by and is dedicated to my friend, Andrew Eldridge.