Instrumentation: Soprano, Clarinet
Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Composed for Suzanne Kompass & Sean O'Boyle’s “Fifteen Minutes of Fame”

This duet is based on my favorite jazz ballad: Charles Mingus’s Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. The clarinet part is completely improvised, though should support the harmonies for the singer. There is no text, the singer is encouraged to use whichever vowel sound(s) she prefers.

Works Category: Chamber, Vocal