Oliver Whitehead
PISSARRO LANSCAPES
for Clarinet, Strings and Piano

Oliver Whitehead was born in Oxford, England, and now lives in London, Ontario, Canada, where he has taught at the University of Western Ontario since 1978 as well as composing and performing as a guitarist.

His compositions include an Oratorio, We Shall Be Changed; a world-music Mass, The Mass for All Creatures, Concertos for Oboe and Cello; a Suite for wind quintet; and extensive music for TV, Ballet and Theatre. Most of his compositions have been recorded (Pissarro Landscapes was recorded in 2007 and is on the CD The Nightingale’s Rhapsody, Cambria, LC 5882).

PISSARRO LANDSCAPES

French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro was born on July 10, 1830 in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies and died on November 13, 1903 in Paris, France. Of his more than 1600 works, the overwhelming majority are landscapes.

Whitehead was initially inspired by two of Pissarro’s works at the Art Gallery of Ontario, being particularly attracted to a quality of atmosphere in these landscapes which seemed possible also to convey in musical terms. Pissarro Landscapes was composed in 2000 as a combined commission from two amateur orchestras, one Canadian and one international (Canada and United States), which shared the same conductor, who also happened to be a Clarinetist and professor at the Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario.

The work was originally for Clarinet in A, Strings and Piano, and consists of four movements (landscapes):
No. 1 - The Road To The Village - 9/8, Moderato, (quarter = 128)
No. 2 - Spring: Grey Weather - 4/4, Andante tranquillo, (quarter=66)
No. 3 - The House In The Woods - 4/4, Andante, (quarter = 80)
No. 4 - The Bridge At Rouen - 4/4, Allegro agitato, (quarter = 144)


Clarinet Solo with Piano accompaniment - $19.95 - includes:
Solo Clarinet - 9”X12” - 16 pages, also includes alternate fingering suggestions
Piano Accompaniment Part - 9”X12” - 28 pages

CD contains:
- 12 standard Audio tracks (55:56)
Orchestra with Clarinet
1. - 1st Movement
2. - 2nd Movement
3. - 3rd Movement
4. - 4th Movement
Orchestra Only (No Clarinet)
5. - 1st Movement
6. - 2nd Movement
7. - 3rd Movement
8. - 4th Movement
Clarinet & Piano
(Clarinet - full left; Piano - full right)
9. - 1st Movement
10. - 2nd Movement
11. - 3rd Movement
12. - 4th Movement

- 10 smp files:
version for Bb Clarinet and Clarinet in A for each of the following:
1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement
4th Movement
Complete (all 4 movements)

Solo Clarinet part with
Piano Accompaniment & Audio CD for
Bb Clarinet






Solo Clarinet part with
Piano Accompaniment & Audio CD for
Clarinet in A






Also available:

Miniature Score
(5 1/2 X 8 1/2) 40 pages - $9.95
includes an Audio CD
- 4 standard Audio tracks (18:33)
Orchestra with Clarinet
1. - 1st Movement
2. - 2nd Movement
3. - 3rd Movement
4. - 4th Movement



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