A voice seldom heard (2007)

Duration: ca. 7′
Instrumentation: sopranino sax (or clarinet) and piano

A voice seldom heard was composed in the summer of 2007. The piece is written in the spirit of the Paris Conservatory contest pieces of the early 20th century, with both the lyricism and the virtuosity of the performer tested. The title refers to the instrument for which it was originally written: the little heard sopranino saxophone. Because of the rarity of this instrument, a version was also made for clarinet in A, reworked to better fit the lower range of this instrument.


February 2013 – Manchester, IN
Farrell Vernon, sopranino saxophone; on the inaugural Manchester New Music Mini Festival

November 2007 – Urbana, IL
Kyle Rowan, clarinet; William Andrew Burnson, piano