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Cherry Blossoms (Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet)


Composer: Schocker, Gary

Cherry Blossoms (Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet) by Gary Schocker, Published by Falls House Press.

Cherry Blossoms is a neo-romantic canvas that fuses English modal qualities with French post-impressionism, belying the Japanese implications of its title. Schocker uses the string quartet and the two woodwinds as blocks, taking full advantage of the range of timbres available from different instrumental families. Ultimately, however, Cherry Blossoms exploits the magical delicacy of harp, which emerges as a first among equals in this lush movement.

Dedication: Dedicated to Suzanne LaFollette Culley and the Fontenay Chamber Players
Commission Notice: Commissioned by Maryly Culley Cullpepper