national anthem [no. ii]

for clarinet in Bb

national anthem [no. Ii]


for solo clarinet


programme note

for Chris Gibbons

anthem . n. ˈænθəm; anˈt həm. 1 An uplifting song associated with a group or a cause, especially one chosen by a country to express patriotic feelings. 2 a musical setting of a religious text to be sung by a choir during a church service. Derivative adj. anthemic Origin Latin, antiphona. Old English, antemne

This is not an uplifting song.

This is an anthem that explores the state of the nation. -njd

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