Jumbo (clarinet ensemble) DOWNLOAD by Andy Scott
Composer: Andy Scott
Instrumentation: Clarinet ensemble - 12 clarinets - Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet x6, Alto clarinet x2, Bass clarinet x2, Contrabass clarinet
Size: score @ 31 pages & 12 part @ 3-4 pages each
Total Duration: 4:00 minutes
Astute code: am105-35
ISMN: 979 0 57031 286 3
ONLY AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD
It is a stand alone piece of four minutes duration, which was also envisioned as a first movement, with two other BCE commissions from Andy Scott, Fujiko and Paquito, completing a three-movement suite.
Jumbo refers to Jumbo Water Tower, a local name for the water tower at the Balkerne Gate in Colchester (the BCE often rehearses and performs in Colchester). The tower was nicknamed "Jumbo" after the London Zoo elephant as a term of derision in 1882 by Reverend John Irvine who was annoyed that the tower dwarfed his nearby rectory at St. Mary-at-the-Walls.
The piece itself gives prominence to the larger, lower register clarinets, with an emphasis on rhythmic riffs, Spanish-influenced at times, energy and drive.