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Composed: 1995 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Clarinet Grade 7,
ISMN: M-720067-12-4 Catalogue: RM262
Level: C Country: Australia
I originally wrote this for Lisa to play as a solo flute piece, then gave it to some Tenor Sax students before adding the piano part, which I now really like the sound of and it does add considerably to the piece. It is named Mediterranean Blue because it seems to have Southern European influences but a touch of the Blues too. Therefore you can approach playing it, leaning in either direction, either a little jazzy or quite Classical, (vaguely Spanish). The rhythmic feel is challenging to pin down, being almost felt in one beat to the bar, but only once you reach a certain tempo. Finding places to breathe can also be a little challenging. Sorry. You may find yourself humming this one in your sleep as I have.