Benjamin Williams

Eastern Pinnacle (2008)

Eastern Pinnacle is evocative of middle eastern rhythms and figurations that make up the interplay between the clarinet and electronics. The piece begins with a slow, recitative-like passage which leads into the energetic main theme. An atmospheric middle section full of struggling and straining sounds in the clarinets sets up the return and conclusion of the eastern rhythms. This piece was written for the Johnstone Woodwind Master Series Competition.

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