« Whirlwind »
for clarinet in B b and piano
Easy to medium difficulty
(elementary or average level)
Duration : 3 minutes
was written with an educational object, at François Derveaus
request, to be published by his publishing house « Éditions
Gérard Billaudot », more specifically within the «
Collection Panorama ».
Daniel Lesur (Member of the Institute) and Jean-Jacques Werner were entrusted
with the mission of carrying out the project of this new collection, under
the sponsoring of the National Federation of Municipal Schools and Conservatories
of Music, Dance and Drama (FNUCMU).
Here are its specifications : « the collection aims at giving young
musicians access to contemporary music, without any veto over aesthetic
tendency or style. Some famous composers adjoin the most brilliant representatives
amongst the young generation. All of them, while working on this occasion,
accepted to confine themselves within the limits of difficulty corresponding
to the different levels, and to take into account the number of learning
years it means ».
This piece is included in the third volume for clarinet and piano, and
is placed next to four other pieces of same level, respectively composed
by Edison Denisov, Ichiro Nodaïra, José Luis Campana and Philippe
About « Tourbillons », some passages are written in a traditional
way with bars and duration values, but all the central part, written in
proportional notation, needs the instrumentalists to carefully listen
to each other.
Panorama », clarinet 3