for klarinet

This piece was written in 2004 as a wedding gift for a friend of mine, and was performed in the church at the actual ceremony. It is made up of melodic lines using seconds, fourths/fifths and sevenths with an underlying tonality moving slowly from A major to D major, and finally to G major. It consists of only three different elements: fortissimo gracenotes, held notes with a crescendo from nothing to fortissimo, and held notes piano-pianissimo. The idea was that the fortissimo notes would continue to ring in the natural reverb of the church, slurring the entrance of the softer notes, and creating some kind of harmonic illusion by having two notes at the same time, one still ringing, and one played.