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Fantasia on Illini Strains, Op. 83, No. 2 (2018)

For Clarinet Choir

Live Performance:

UIUC Clarinet Choir, Anjali Sivaainkaran, conductor

Duration: 5'30"

Instrumentation:

  • Eb Clarinets (2), 1 player per part
  • Bb Clarinets (10), 2 players per part
  • Basset Horns (2), 1 player per part
  • Alto Clarinets (2), 1 player per part
  • Bass Clarinets (2), 2 players per part
  • Contra-Alto Clarinet, 2 players per part
  • Contrabass Clarinet, 2 players per part

Program Notes:

It has been my great honor and pleasure to re-start the UIUC Clarinet Choir this year. While the Harvey Hermann legacy has left us with much in the way of orchestral transcriptions, there was a surprising dearth of traditional Illinois music in his personal collection. This fantasia features Goldman's "Illinois March", T.H. Guild's "Illinois Loyalty", and Alford's "March of the Illini", with the Alma Mater weaving its way through the piece.