Originally composed for clarinetist Jeffrey St. John Sherwood in 2008, Two Moods depict two opposite states of mind. The first movement, Haunted, illustrates an eerie, suspenseful feeling, intertwined with passages of sheer panic and terror. Here the composer recalls and confronts her childhood fear of being left alone in the dark. The second movement, Wind Chimes, portrays a feeling of freedom, release, and beauty inspired by the gentle, pentatonic scale rattle of wind chimes outside of her writing studio. Here she also pays homage to composer Aaron Copland with her soft and colorful harmonic palette.
Total duration: 8' 00"
2. Wind Chimes
Difficulty level: Advanced
Published by Gavia Music (ASCAP)
Laser printed, professionally bound
8.5 X 11 score and parts, 21 pages
Steve Loew, clarinet, and Daniel Weiser, piano, in Asheville Music School, Asheville, North Carolina, December 2, 2012
Steve Loew, clarinet, and Daniel Weiser, piano, in a house concert in Arden, North Carolina, November 30, 2012
Steve Loew, clarinet, and Daniel Weiser, piano, on WCQS, Public Radio Station, Asheville, North Carolina, November 30, 2012
Jeffrey St. John Sherwood, clarinet, and Melony Dodson, piano, at the University of Tennessee, March 29, 2009 (premiere)