Jackson, Gabriel: Clarinet Quintet: In Prairial and Thermidor


for clarinet quintet This beautiful chamber work takes its inspiration from an artist’s book by the Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay, ‘A Litany A Requiem’. This book lists on alternate red, white, and blue paper plants from the month of Prairial (May-June in the French Revolutionary Calendar), set against a list of revolutionaries guillotined in the month of Thermidor (July-August). The work is in two movements – ‘A Litany for Prairial’ which is fast, lively, and (mostly) pastoral; and ‘A Requiem for Thermidor’ which is slow, largely subdued, and funereal.

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Weight 356 g

Oxford University Press

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Gabriel, Jackson

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Clarinet & string quartet