duo for two clarinets | two Bb clarinets
"Duo for Two Clarinets" was written for clarinetist Celeste Case-Ruchala. The first movement, 'Chant', focuses on overtones and microtones. The second movement, 'Dance', employs an extended technique called demi-clarinet, which is achieved by attaching the mouthpiece to the lower joint of the clarinet. The third and final movement, 'Reflection', is a duet between the demi-clarinet and another extended technique called the clari-flute, where the performer removes the mouthpiece and barrel and plays the clarinet like an end-blown flute.
Celeste Case-Ruchala and Patrick Englert, clarinets