An Afternoon in the Park
Bass Clarinet, Marimba
2014, revised 2022
No Recording Available
An Afternoon at the Park was sketched on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University while among the pine trees. The piece focuses on the antics of a particular squirrel that was skittering about that day. The interplay between the Bass Clarinet and Marimba is meant to give a whimsical feel, much like the squirrel running to and fro, causing all sorts of mischief. The slow section depicts a random rain shower that would often pop up in my time in East Texas.
This work as of yet has not been performed, but a mock-up recording is available upon request.