Trio Suite
by Bruce Stark

(violin, clarinet and piano) 

  1. Almost a Tango

  2. Remember When

  3. Intoxicated Waltz

  4. Twilight Serenade

  5. Runner’s Dream

 
Trio Suite
19.99

by Bruce Stark
violin, clarinet and piano
18 minutes
piano score 46 pages
violin part 15 pages, clarinet part 15 pages

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Trio Suite 1: Almost A Tango performed in Tokyo in 2012 by Hiroko Yumoto (violin), Kanako Sonoda (clarinet), Natsuki Tanaka (piano)

Trio Suite 2: Remember When performed in Tokyo in 2012 by Kanako Sonoda (clarinet) and Natsuki Tanaka (piano)

Trio Suite 3: Intoxicated Waltz performed in Tokyo in 2012 by Hiroko Yumoto (violin), Kanako Sonoda (clarinet) and Natsuki Tanaka (piano)

Trio Suite 4: Twilight Serenade performed in Tokyo in 2012 by Hiroko Yumoto (violin) and Natsuki Tanaka (piano)

Trio Suite 5: Runner’s Dream performed in Tokyo in 2012 by Hiroko Yumoto (violin), Kanako Sonoda (clarinet) and Natsuki Tanaka (piano)

 

PROGRAM NOTES

Music is many things to many people. Among my compositions this work in particular ascribes to the credo that music is, above all, a song and a dance. The robust tango-like first movement and bluesy, tipsy waltz (movement three) provide the dances; a nostalgic and reflective duo for clarinet and piano (movement two) and an adagio for violin and piano (movement four) give us the songs. The last movement has a bit of both, as themes from previous movements are woven into a rhythmically propelled finale.

— Bruce Stark

Commissioned, premiered and inspired by Trio La Plage of Tokyo in 2005, Trio Suite was composed with the intent of creating a work for the stage that the trio could program in a variety of settings, from school concerts to clubs to recital halls. A special thanks goes to the members (Chika Nagisa, piano; Chikako Kondo, clarinet; Misato Taguchi, violin) for their many helpful suggestions during rehearsals.