A Bit Of A Blow was originally written for the Saxology Quartet in 1996 and has been recorded by them on Meridian. The version for clarinet and piano received its premiere on 5th June 1999 at St. John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet, performed by David Kirby with the composer at the piano. This arrangement was made for clarinet and piano in 1998.
I bought this as an alternative to a grade 7 pieces that a pupil did not like. We tried mvmts 1 and 2 and although they were pleasant enough to play, they were just a little boring. the rhythms were the same all through. Nice to play for fun.
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