By Adrienne Albert
For Flute, Clarinet and Piano
Published by Kenter Canyon Music
Includes score, flute part, and clarinet part
“Doppler Effect” is named after the Austrian Mathematician who observed the increse in the pitch of sound as the source and observer get closer, and the decrease in pitch when the source passes by. The notion of writing a work based on this effect came to me while visiting Rome, Italy and hearing the cacaphony of sounds as sirens passed by through the chaotic streets.
The motif begins, then descends by a minor second returning to the original pitch portryaing the incessant sounds of car horns. The melodic lines allude to the vibrancy, joy and sensuality of the people in contrast to the craziness around them. “Dobbler Effect” was originally written for flute, viola and harp.