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21 January 2019

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Bass Clarinet

Info for Composers and Arrangers

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A short history on the bass clarinet

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Selmer Ambassador

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Works

Compositions for concert band / wind ensemble

  • Duration: 3'30 - Price: €90

    Wals van Fantasie

    Wals van Fantasie ("Waltz of Fantasy") is the first composition of Steven Henry and is until now the most succesful one. In this piece influences can be heard of Camille Saint-Saëns and George Bizet.
    The world premiere took place in 1999 and was performed by Auletes (concert band of the Eindhoven University of Technology), conducted by Jos van de Braak.

  • Duration: 17'

    Binary Digits

    "A bit is the basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. A bit can have only one of two values, and may therefore be physically implemented with a two-state device. These values are most commonly represented as either a 0 or 1. The term bit is a portmanteau of binary digit. . . . The length of a binary number may be referred to as its bit-length."
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit)

    The composition "Binary Digits" is loosely built on a binary structure. The work can be divided into three sections:

    • The first section has a "bit-length" of 1 (20). All the parts, like the clarinet and the piccolo/Eb-clarinet, are single.
    • The second one has a "bit-length" of 2 (21). In terms of counts of eighth notes, is twice as long as the first section. Also, all parts are like a duet, in a free canonical form.
    • The third section has a "bit-length" of 4 (22) and lasts twice as long as the second one and, therefore, four times as long as the first section. And as you can guess, this is kind of a quartet, again in a free canonical form.

    In all sections, instruments like the flute, oboe, and marimba play a "binary counter". One note stands for a "0", and two notes stand for a "1". There is one bit to count in the first segment, two bits in the second one, and four bits in the third.

    And there’s one more thing: The structure of this work also partly relies on the prime numbers "11" and "101" (3 and 5 in a decimal system). The maximum value of a 4-bit number is 1111, equal to 15 in our common base-10 number system. "3" and "5" are the two prime factors of 15.

  • Duration: 3'30 - Price: €90

    Paso Doble No. 1

  • Duration: 3'30 - Price: €70

    What's the weather like today?

    "What's the weather like today?" was composed in 2005 under a different title as an encore for a concert of the Eindhoven University concert band "Auletes". In 2018 the piece was adapted for clarinet ensemble & percussion (drums).

    The composition incorporates elements from disco music as well as from funk music. Inspiration came from, among others, "It's raining men" by The Weather Girls. Hence the title. The middle part of the piece leaves room for improvisation.

  • Duration: 3'30

    Bart's Death

    This piece was written long after a personal experience of the loss of a family member, who died too young.

  • For concert band & horn quartet
    Duration: 3'30
    €65 excl. "H.V. Horn Quartet"
    €80 incl. "H.V. Horn Quartet"

    Concertfinale

    This is really a crazy piece of music. Suited to end a (carnavalesk) concert for example. There are happy themes, it will evolve in a chaos, the horn players will revolt, for short: one big happy chaotic party! (The end of) a concert will never be the same.

    The piece "H.V. Horn Quartet" can be included in this work.

Compositions and arrangements for reed quintet

  • Duration: 7'

    Three Canonic Pieces

    Will be available soon.

  • Duration: 30' - Price: €65

    String Quartet No. 12 "American" (A. Dvořák, arrangement)

  • Duration: 7' - Price: €35

    Danse Macabre (C. Saint-Saënt, arrangement)

  • Duration: 4'

    Kiss from a Rose (Seal, arrangement)

    Soon available on sheet music plus

Compositions and arrangements for clarinet choir | quartet

  • For clarinet choir & drum set - Duration: 3'30 - Price: €30

    What's the weather like today?

    "What's the weather like today?" was composed in 2005 under a different title as an encore for a concert of the Eindhoven University concert band "Auletes". In 2018 the piece was adapted for clarinet ensemble & percussion (drums).

    The composition incorporates elements from disco music as well as from funk music. Inspiration came from, among others, "It's raining men" by The Weather Girls. Hence the title. The middle part of the piece leaves room for improvisation.

  • For clarinet choir - Duration: 3'30 - Price: €40

    Wals van Fantasie

    Wals van Fantasie ("Waltz of Fantasy") is the first composition of Steven Henry and is until now the most succesful one. In this piece influences can be heard of Camille Saint-Saëns and George Bizet.
    The world premiere took place in 1999 and was performed by Auletes (concert band of the Eindhoven University of Technology), conducted by Jos van de Braak.

  • For clarinet quartet - Duration: 4' - Price: €35

    Kiss from a Rose (Seal, arrangement)

    Soon available on sheet music plus

Compositions for various ensembles

  • For violin, clarinet & piano - Duration: 4' - Price: €35

    Waltz No. 2

  • for violin, bass clarinet & piano - Duration: 4' - Price: €35

    A Strange Night Out

Events

Lecture "Physics of Music" (in Dutch)

Lecture

27 Januari 2019
12:30
CKE, Eindhoven
During this lecture Steven Henry will talk about some physical and mathematical principles behind music. more info

Rijswijk Musicalstad Gala

Musicalgala

11 March 2019
20:00
Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk
A big orchestra, the stars of the Dutch musical theatre scene and all of that on one stage. more info

Performance of "Wals van Fantasie" and "What's the Weather Like Today?"

Performance of compositions

13 April 2019
20:00
Tejaterke, Best
During this concert in Best, concert band "Le Echos de Dorplein" will perform two of my compositions. more info

Microlab Open Day

Open Day

20 April 2019
10:00
Microlab, Kastanjelaan 400, Eindhoven
Open day. more info will follow.

Concert Harmonie Eendracht Meijel

Concert Meijel

25 May 2019
Evening
Pey (Echt)
more info will follow

Somewhere in Oz

Somewhere in Oz

22 June 2019
20:15
Theater De Bussel, Oosterhout
This musical show will continue where "Wicked" has stopped. more info and tickets

Somewhere in Oz

Somewhere in Oz

23 June 2019
14:30
Theater De Bussel, Oosterhout
This musical show will continue where "Wicked" has stopped. more info and tickets

Media

Audio

Video

Lecture "The Physics of Music" (aftermovie)

Credits:

Movie: Evi Savelkouls
Music: Michael Lowenstern, Bill Ryan - performed by Steven Henry
Location: Library, Uden, The Netherlands


Leaning Bench by Izabela Boloz

More information on: www.izabelaboloz.com

Credits:

Movie: Conor Trawinski / Studio Mashed
Dancer: Mintje Lupgens
Music: Steven Henry
Location: De Fabriek Eindhoven

Pictures

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Lessons & Workshops

(Bass) Clarinet lessons

Steven Henry is a clarinet & bass clarinet teacher in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He has a private teaching studio in Microlab on Strijp-S. If you want to have a free(!) trial lesson, please contact Steven Henry (see the "About"-section for contact details). The fares for lessons are listed below. For all prices taxes are included.

Duration Under 21 years 21 years and older
30 minutes € 21,00 € 25,50
45 minutes € 31,50 € 38,00
60 minutes € 42,00 € 51,00

Workshops

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Selmer amabassador

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About

Contact

Steven Henry music

Kastanjelaan 400
5616 LZ Eindhoven

email: mail @ stevenhenrymusic.com
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Biography

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Links

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