The original version of Without Further Ado II was written for clarinet, trumpet and piano. At Wesley Ferriera’s suggestion, composer Alasdair MacLean re-wrote the work for two clarinets so he and his wife Copper could perform and record it. The two clarinet version works nicely, as there is a constant interplay between the two lead instruments, and the piano adds its own special flavor with crashing chords and, at times, bebop-like syncopation. A collage of shifting textures and motivic trade-offs, this is an animated momentous work.
– Alasdair MacLean
Solo Parts Included: Clarinets 1-2