Nigritella nigra... first page
Clarinetist Donald Oehler just contacted me to ask a few details about my composition for clarinet & string quartet Nigritella nigra. As I said in my 2007 blog post, this piece was really my first "classical music" composition.
Here is the manuscript of the quiet first page. It reminds me of the small room I was living in at the time, in Annecy.
Donald Oehler is a Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is building a catalog of works for clarinet and string quartet: I am looking forward to seeing this catalog released!
Speaking of catalogs, I was surprised to see Nigritella nigra mentioned in the International Clarinet Association score collection at the University of Maryland. A surprise, and an honor!