Early, Later: 90 for Ned

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Early, Later: 90 for Ned

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for clarinet and piano (2013)

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Ned Rorem and Daron Hagen in 2014

(Banner photo: Ned Rorem, Daron Hagen, and Hagen's son.)

  • Premiere: 18 October 2013 / Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY / Thomas Piercy, clarinet / Judith Olson, piano
  • Instrumentation: cl. pft
  • Duration: 5'30"
  • Dedication: "For Ned, 90 years young on 23 October 2013, with love from Daron, Gilda, Atticus, and Seamus"
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Program note

First performed by Thomas Piercy, clarinet, with Judith Olson, piano at the Barge, Brooklyn, New York, on 18 October 2013. Composed for Mr. Piercy in honor of Ned Rorem's 90th birthday (90 for Ned). The title Early, Later refers to Ned's 1955 setting of the poem Early in the Morning, by Robert Hillyer, a few measures of which are alluded to.

Clarinettist Thomas Piercy

Clarinettist Thomas Piercy