BRUEGEL SKETCHES

Bass clarinet and accordion

Composed in 2014.

Composed in collaboration with Rachel Yoder. Each miniature is inspired by a different painting by the Flemish Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The score varies between traditional notation and graphic score depending on the desired effect of each miniature. Improvisation plays an important role in miniatures 2, 4, 5 and requires the performers to listen and interact with each other in a variety of ways. The performance duration of the entire set is approximately nine minutes.

Performance History
04.24.14

Faculty Recital - premiere

Dallas Baptist University | Dallas, TX

Rachel Yoder, bass clarinet, Paul Thomas, accordion

02.18.17

NACUSA Texas Conference

University of the Incarnate Word | San Antonio, TX

Danielle Woolery, bass clarinet, Paul Thomas, accordion

09.10.17

Menagerie - Majesty of Animals in Music and Art

Arts Enclave of Denton County

UNT on the Square | Denton, TX

Orlando Scalia, bass clarinet, Paul Thomas, accordion

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© 2016 by Paul David Thomas