• Simon Holt
  • Escaramuza (2012)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mark Simpson. First performance on 10th July 2013 at the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, by Mark Simpson (clarinet) and Alex Wilson (piano)

  • cl/pf
  • 8 min

Programme Note

‘Escaramuza’ (the Spanish word for ‘skirmish’) is an 8 minute single movement for clarinet and piano and is dedicated to the wildly talented Mark Simpson. It takes the form of a volatile, cinematic fragment that begins in an almost oppressive, static way, but quickly lurches into a more restless, impulsive state.

Simon Holt - 16/5/13