Composed by Randall Snyder
for Flute, Bb Clarinet, and Piano
Published by Brixton Publications
Includes score, flute part, and clarinet part
Duration: ca. 5 minutes
About the Composition
Iridescence: the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes
Iridescence for flute, clarinet, and piano by Randall Snyder begins with a six-note arpeggiated chord, each note serving as the bass of a transposed reiteration. This harmony, plus the heterophonic interplay of the instruments, creates the effect of hearing the same intervals in different perspectives. A faster section based on a linear seven-note pattern follows. The trio closes with a reprise of various versions of the opening sonority.