A Simple Caprice

Variants on a Theme of Langston Hughes

Adolphus Hailstork (composer)


  • Clarinet in B
  • Piano
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Hailstork's A Simple Caprice is his musical characterization of the Langston Hughes creation "Semple," through a set of variations. Along the way, he points out a quote from a Gregorian chant, an old American popular tune, and certain contemporary effects (teeth on reed, multiphonics, etc.). For advanced performers. Dur.: 13'
SKU: 114-41234
Duration: 13:00
Dedication: for F. Gerard Errante
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 44
Weight: 0.35625 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-01789-8
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