Rosalind Carlson

Cat and Kitten for clarinet

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Instrumental Music / Woodwind - Clarinet

"Cat and Kitten" for solo clarinet - 2002 - duration approx. 2:30 minutes

This is a playful work depicting the contrasting characteristic features of the mother cat and her kitten.

The result is an exciting Allegro with tumbling musical figures, much chromaticism, stealthful staccato and purring passages.  This results in mood changes and tempo changes.

Rosalind Carlson has really enjoyed herself in composing this commissioned work.  It is dedicated to the clarinetist Rowena Watts from Sydney, Australia.

The Premiere performance was in Sydney on November 30, 2003, by Rowena Watts.

Other Live Performance 22nd November 2009 at the Carlson Chorale recital held at Mt St Benedict Convent Chapel, Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia, by Rowena Watts, solo clarinet.  This was a highly imaginative and brilliant performance of this work.

Phylloscopus Publications in England published "Cat and Kitten" in August 2003.

Score or sheet music is available from Flexi-Fingers Publications.  See order form.

CDs and Scores are available for viewing at the library of the Australian Music Centre, including the above work.  Follow the link below for a complete listing of works by Rosalind Carlson available from the library:


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