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Five Dance Impressions – Keith Ramon Cole

Five Dance Impressions – Keith Ramon Cole


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 Keith Ramon Cole:

A few words of introduction from Malcolm McMillan

This suite of five dance-like movements by Keith Ramon Cole called “Five Dance Impressions” is for an ensemble of clarinets consisting of an Eb, three Bbs and one each of Eb alto, Bb bass and Bb contrabass. It is to be performed by seven players of at least Grade 6 standard (Eb and bass clarinets higher!). The pieces work best performed by a semi-circle of musicians with a conductor – with the possibility of allowing a dancer or two to perform in front. The five pieces presented here are a very colourful collection of dances utilising dream-like textures to create an impressionistic canvas of moods that dance can stimulate. They all started life as separate compositions for clarinet/bass clarinet and piano specially written for me by my friend Keith over a period of
thirty years. The present suite was arranged by me (Malcolm McMillan) for my local clarinet choir and has given us all much pleasure.

Enjoy a small taster (all be it synthesised) from Movement 3

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Mambo-Macattack – Movement 5

Scoring:  Eb clarinet, 3 Bb clarinets, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Standard: advanced
Length: 10 minutes

Page Quantities:  Score (46 pages)  Each individual part has a total of 9 pages

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