Caprice en Trio
By Thomas L. Read
For Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon
Score and Parts
This work is fanciful and somewhat mutable in texture and style, setting “learned” counterpoint against free lyricism, while also encompassing tonal and non-tonal harmonies and conjuring humorous and bizarre episodes. All rhythmic and melodic material necessary for the entire piece is drawn systematically from the initial seven-measure phrase. Nevertheless, the music is composed to sound as a free-wheeling musical discourse between independent-minded performers…of whom great virtuosity and careful prepartion are required for effective delivery in concert.