Madison Avenue (2013) 3'
For clarinet and piano.
Commissioned by Wesley Ferreira. Premiered at ClarinetFest 2014, 7/31/14. Published by Potenza Music.
Madison Avenue is a work full of whimsy, bustle, and effervescent energy. Composed with New York City’s famous Madison Avenue in mind, this piece attempts to capture the action of New York’s busy streets, the mass of its towering buildings, and the thrill—and occasional anxiety—of participating in its frenetic rituals. Madison Avenue’s celebrated advertising history plays a role here, as well; I like to think you can hear somewhere in the work the furious typing of secretaries or the insistence of a hard sell. Above all, this is a playful piece, a romp and a gallop, a miniature rhapsody carrying the spirit and drive of the city. In it, I hope you hear an unbridled enthusiasm and unyielding optimism, both marked on the music by the persistent energy of the human spirit.
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