Thaw

Clarinet Choir ● Winter 2020 ● 4:00

Thaw

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3-5 minutes Bass Clarinet Chamber Music Clarinet Clarinet Choir 

Program Note

I wrote Thaw during my third winter in Fargo, and it was an act of optimism, because spring hadn't hinted its arrival when I completed the piece. My intent was to provide a meditation on the nature of melting snow and the slow, steady revealing of things last seen in November. I thought of the piece as figurative as well, hinting at the defrosting of our preconceptions, our assumptions, and our expectations. In hindsight, it seems appropriate that this piece was written in 2020, a year in which has seen a thaw in a number of ways.

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Publisher

NoteForge (ASCAP)

Kyle Vanderburg