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We Three Kings of Orient Are, Op. 6, No. 4a (2006)

For Flute and Clarinet

Duration: 1'30"

Recording:

Turi Scilipoti, flute; Joe Clark, clarinet

Program Notes:

Opus 6, "Duets", is the first to consist of mostly decent music. However, most remain un-publishable for various reasons. All are scored for either flute and clarinet or two clarinets - or both. I would play clarinet and the other part would be covered by Donna Morse, my lesson teacher; Rose Freeman, a girl who had lessons directly after me; or Lisa Clark, my sister. To my recollection, they were all inspired/requested by Mrs. Morse as assignments for lessons. My penchant for sharing melody among all parts makes its first appearance in these duets.

This setting of "We Three Kings" is, to my recollection, original. It was written in seventh grade for Rose and me to play - and is the first work that I deem publishable. It is suitable for developing players.