Recording Coming Soon!
Duration: 5-7 minutes (depending on tempos)
Instrumentation: Solo Clarinet
Premiere: Jul. 27, 2019 in Knoxville, TN at Clarinetfest by Robert Spring
Program Note for Veil:
Music is capable of moving us in mysterious ways and expressing what words cannot. It elevates our moods and transforms our thoughts, minds, and souls. It can describe everything from the mundane to the supernatural.
Veil has many meanings, but the actual definition is to cover, protect or shield. I wrote Veil because I was inspired by the concept of an invisible veil between Heaven and earth and the interplay between the two worlds. I believe that for most of us, the veil protects us from what we are not ready to see or understand. For some, however, the veil is thin. Imagine if the veil was pulled back for you, even just for a moment. Through the use of unusual “covered” fingerings, Veil plays with the contrast between the dark and the light, the ordinary and extraordinary, the veiled and the unveiled.
Veil was commissioned by Robert Spring and premiered at the 2019 Clarinetfest in Knoxville, TN.