For Clarinet, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

Behzad Ranjbaran

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Item Number: 114-41322
Number of Pages: 28 + 52
Duration: 14:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

Isfahan is the gem of Iran. Its second largest city is also the 2006 Cultural Capital of the Muslim World, and its Imam's Square (Meidam Imam) is now a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). Over 1,500 years old, the city offers a wealth of architectural wonders, from its bridges to its mosques, and its river and mild weather make it an attraction for untold thousands of visitors. Isfahan was commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble in celebration of its 30th anniversary, and the world premiere was performed by that ensemble in March 2007. Composer Ranjbaran describes Composer Ranjbaran describes his piece as follows, "Isfahan is one continuous movement. The primary theme is heard in its simplest form at the beginning of the piece by the harp, followed by a more florid and ornamental rendition by the clarinet. Throughout the piece, the main theme develops, varies, and transforms continuously. After much development, the piece returns to its expressive duet for the clarinet and the harp."

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Scores & Parts

Isfahan - Set of Parts
Isfahan - Full Score - Study

Additional Information

Commission commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble