Instrumentation (general) Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Violoncello
“Canto Solar” is a piece dedicated to the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group and its excellent clarinet player Luís Gomes. I finished it in June 2010 in order for it to be performed at an International Clarinet Congress in Spain.
The piece has been structured in the way to emphasise the performer’s virtuosity, who at various times expresses himself within a lyricism. The technical difficulties revolve around it, emphasising the performer’s highest level.
These programme notes give evidence to my extraordinary admiration for Luís Gomes, performer of choice, thanks to whom I got to know better the admirable timbre of the bass clarinet, for which I hadn’t composed before. For this I’m really thankful.