Five Duets for Flute and Clarinet by William Presser
Two performance scores
These duets are tonal, melodic and contrapuntal, and can be performed separately or combined to make a larger piece.
WILLIAM PRESSER(1916-2004) was born in Saginaw, MI. He received music degrees from Alma College, University of Michigan (M.M. in violin), and the Eastman School of Music (Ph.D. in theory). His teachers included Roy Harris, Gardner Read, Bernard Rogers, Burrill Phillips, and Pierre Monteux. Dr. Presser performed as violinist and violist in the San Francisco Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and other orchestras, and taught at colleges in six states, primarily the University of Mississippi in Hattiesburg where he served on the faculty from 1953 until his retirement in 1981. He also taught at the National Music Camp at Interlochen. Presser began composing at age 25 and won many awards, with music in the catalogs of over twenty publishers. His chamber works for winds and brass are staples of the repertoire, appearing on many contest lists and college recitals.