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2020 DCI Performer Showcase presented by System Blue.

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Rhapsody for Clarinet (Unaccompanied) by Alex Hoffner

Aug 8, 2020

Willson Osborne originally wrote his Rhapsody for bassoon, but later rewrote it for clarinet. According to the composer the piece was written as "abstract music" using "the Oriental technique of variation, in which short song-like fragments are in turn developed". The work is notable for its extensive use of descriptive instructions: only two staves have no such markings.