Under the Grapefruit Tree

Opus 70 (2022)

Clarinet & Percussion

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The idea for this piece struck me while I was literally sitting under a grapefruit tree at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.


The form is (roughly) A-B-C-B-A where the A theme is intended to represent a general feeling of tranquility, the B theme the sounds of nature (bird calls) and the C theme the warm gentle breezes that were flowing that day.

Under the Grapefruit Tree