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A Clarinet Collective: works by Montbrun, Stout, Griebling, Debussy, Kennan, Mozart / Dennis Nygren, clarinet

Audio Samples

>Gallois-Montbrun, Raymond : Pieces Musicales d'Etudes (6), for saxophone & piano
>Wiley, Frank : Invocation & Spirit Dance, for clarinet
>Stout, Alan : Movement, for clarinet & string quartet
>Griebling, Mary Ann : The Four Elements, for clarinet & piano
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Debussy, Claude : Beau soir
>Debussy, Claude : Mandoline
>Debussy, Claude : Romance ("L'ame evaporeee est souffrante"), song for voice & piano, L. 79/1
>Debussy, Claude : Fantoches
>Kennan, Kent : Threnody, for flute & piano
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 2 in B flat major, K 68 (41i)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 1 in E flat major, K 67 (41h)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 10 in F major, K 244
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 17 in C major, K 336 (336d)

Album Summary

>Gallois-Montbrun, Raymond : Pieces Musicales d'Etudes (6), for saxophone & piano
>Wiley, Frank : Invocation & Spirit Dance, for clarinet
>Stout, Alan : Movement, for clarinet & string quartet
>Griebling, Mary Ann : The Four Elements, for clarinet & piano
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Debussy, Claude : Beau soir
>Debussy, Claude : Mandoline
>Debussy, Claude : Romance ("L'ame evaporeee est souffrante"), song for voice & piano, L. 79/1
>Debussy, Claude : Fantoches
>Kennan, Kent : Threnody, for flute & piano
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 2 in B flat major, K 68 (41i)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 1 in E flat major, K 67 (41h)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 10 in F major, K 244
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 17 in C major, K 336 (336d)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Clarinetist Dennis Nygren has recorded a wonderful program of music written especially for him, music that he has arranged and works that have not been previously recorded on clarinet. Dr. Nygren was on the faculty at Kent State University from 1983 to 2012, receiving the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award in 2008. He has been in demand as a guest soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, chamber musician, clinician and lecturer. A graduate of Michigan State University and Northwestern University where he earned a Doctor of Music degree, he is an acknowledged expert on the clarinet music of Debussy and Berg, Nygren is also known for his arrangement of Victor Babin's Hillandale Waltzes for clarinet and wind ensemble. His arrangements on this disc include the Mozart Church Sonatas, originally scored for violins with organ continuo, the Montbrun Six Pièces and the Debussy Four Songs.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
The concert has many fine moments. Nygren offers a pleasing timbre, heartfelt lyricism, and good fingers, especially in the Montbrun. Wong has amazing control and touch, and he uses the full color gamut of his instrument to enhance the music. The Aiden Quartet is a highly dependable group, but with some room to grow. Gorder has full command of his wind ensemble, and while not every player is all-star caliber, they play with professional polish and commitment.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University.



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Works Details

>Gallois-Montbrun, Raymond : Pièces Musicales d'Études (6), for saxophone & piano
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Wayne Gorder
  • Ensemble: Gallois Montbrun Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Wiley, Frank : Invocation & Spirit Dance, for clarinet
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Stout, Alan : Movement, for clarinet & string quartet
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1973

>Griebling, Mary Ann : The Four Elements, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet); Jerry Wong (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1990

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Debussy, Claude : Beau soir
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Debussy, Claude : Mandoline
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Debussy, Claude : Romance ("L'âme evaporéee est souffrante"), song for voice & piano, L. 79/1
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Debussy, Claude : Fantoches
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Kennan, Kent : Threnody, for flute & piano
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 2 in B flat major, K 68 (41i)
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Wayne Gorder
  • Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1767

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 1 in E flat major, K 67 (41h)
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Wayne Gorder
  • Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1767

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 10 in F major, K 244
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Wayne Gorder
  • Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1776

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 17 in C major, K 336 (336d)
  • Performer: Dennis Nygren (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Wayne Gorder
  • Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780