Midnight Interludes

clarinet & cello
2010
Duration 4’
Instrumentation clarinet, cello
First Performance 22 November 2010, Wigmore Hall, London; William Stafford (clarinet), Tim Lowe (cello)
Commissioned by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Further Performances
2.6.13 Platform33 Kings Place, London, Benyounes Quartet, Harry Cameron-Penny clarinet
2.5.15 York Late Music National Centre for Early Music, Saint Margarets Church, York, Dark Inventions (ensemble)
21.10.16 Stratford Upon Avon Music Festival, UK; Sarah Thurlow clarinet, Sarah Suckling cello, Contemporary Consort

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Written to sit alongside ‘Midnight Closes’, my song cycle for soprano and piano, these three short pieces take inspiration from the Thomas Hardy poems set. Small fragments from the songs were used as starting points in the composition of each piece.

I    ‘A minute more…’
II   Indecision
III  ‘… do I dare?’