Super Doppler (2001)

Instrumentation: clarinet and bass clarinet

Duration: 14:00

Commissioned by W. James Jones, former Professor of Clarinet at Wichita State University and Principal Clarinetist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Premiered on the Wichita State University American Music Week Recital; November 1, 2001

Movements:
I. Heat Index
II. Pollen Count
III. Wind Chill
IV. Severe Weather Alert
V. Ring Around the Moon

Notes: The programmatic piece takes its inspiration from weather phenomena, particularly as described by television weather reporters. Movement IV portrays the frustration of trying to watch television during storm season in the Midwest.

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