Genre: Orchestra concerto solo clarinet and chamber orchestra (double wind)
Description: A single movement work for solo clarinet and chamber orchestra
Duration: 8 minutes
A single movement work for solo clarinet and chamber orchestra Sky Blue is inspired by a painting of the same name made in 1940 by Wassily Kandinsky in which figures appear to float free across a clear blue sky. The painting has been described (by Mona Molarsky, 2009) as 'an ethereal, Miró-like confection with biomorphic squiggles that buzz like glimmering insects in the afternoon sun'. The music is a continuous single movement with moments of harmonic transparency contrasting with sections of greater modal complexity. There are some sections which also feature soloists in the orchestra, perhaps like the free-floating figures in Kandinsky's painting.