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

For Two Bb Clarinets


MIDI Realization

Duration: 1'30"

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 Mrs. Morse and me to play - and is actually the very first work that I deem publishable. It is suitable for developing players.

This version is identical to Opus 6, No. 4a, except that the flute part has been transposed for a second clarinet.