• Per Nørgård
  • Cao Shu - Græsskrift (1993)
    (Cao Shu - Letters of Grass)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)

Within the Fairy Ring - And Out of It”(for clarinet solo) and "Cao Shu - Græsskrift" (for clarinet and piano) is to be regarded as one work in two movements – with the title "Within the Fairy Ring And Out of It. Letters of Grass”, with the solo piece as a prelude to the duo piece.

  • cl, pf
  • 11 min

Programme Note

Cao shu – Letters of grass

The title is a translation of the Chinese Cao Shu, a style of decorative writing, which is used here in a figurative sense to describe the undulating patterns made by the wind blowing over grass-covered hills.

Cao shu, completed in 1993, was written for the clarinettist Jens Schou and the pianist Erik Kaltoft.

Per Nørgård