Edward McGuire: Prelude 9 for clarinet with tape delay [download]
for clarinet with tape delay – or three or more clarinets.
Composed 1972, retitled 1982; written for Alan Hacker. Duration: circa 6 minutes.
This prelude was written for Alan Hacker who, with Matrix, premiered the version for three clarinets in 1973. The solo version, which may use tape delay or pre-recorded tape, was premiered by Keith Pearson who broadcast it on Radio 3 on 9 September 1976. It was first broadcast by Janet Hilton on Radio 4 Scotland on 20 July 1975. The solo version was re-titled Prelude 9 in 1982, the version for three or more clarinets retaining the original title Solo for Clarinet(s).
Edward McGuire’s Preludes form an ongoing series in which he hopes to include most instruments.
Photocopy of handwritten score (4p) with suggestion for tape delay method, scanned to pdf for immediate download.
Excerpt from performance by Paragon Ensemble, broadcast 5 May 1989