Two Round Dances (1993)

for clarinet in B-flat and piano
6’

Premiered by Victoria Merriman and Matthew Quayle, Waterville Central School, NY, 1994. 6'.

This piece was written in my senior year of high school and received one performance that year. Like many composers, I had assumed that my high school pieces would stay in the desk drawer forever! However, when my wife Kate Forman Quayle and I were looking for repertoire to play in a recital, we decided to pull out Two Round Dances and read it through. To my surprise, we found that it was still enjoyable to play after all those years, and we performed it in recital at Christ Church of Oyster Bay, NY, in November 2006.

Round Dance No. 1, excerpt
Round Dance No. 2, excerpt