MALACHITE GLASS
(duration ~ 11:30)
Quintet for bass clarinet and mixed percussion ensemble

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Program note –
Malachite Glass further explores ideas found in some of my previous works for Synergy such as Omphalo Centric Lecture.
When writing for marimba I always refer to its ancient counterpart, the African balofon, the music of which is frequently based on repeated rhythmic ostinati.
Throughout Malachite Glass two of the percussionists play marimbas.
The other two play a selection of traditional & modern percussion instruments & provide the driving motor of the piece.
The bass clarinet is treated as an equal rather than as a soloist, & burbles & shakes its way throughout, supporting the rhythmic drive & providing melodic fragments.