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A Study and Performance Guide of Scott Mcallister's "Epic Concerto" for Clarinet and Piano

David Aarash Kamran, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Scott McAllister’s Epic Concerto, written in 2012, is his most recent work for solo clarinet and piano. Epic Concerto, which was commissioned by 11 clarinetists (considered to be significant teachers and performers in the field), is an autobiographical work. Each of the seven movements outlines important figures and experiences in McAllister’s life as a clarinetist. To date, nothing has been published about the Epic Concerto, making this document the first to explore the piece. This document gives an analysis of the Epic Concerto, offers background information for each movement that inspired McAllister’s vision for the concerto, and provides a performance guide for clarinetists and pianists. The research and analysis of this document relies heavily on interviews with Scott McAllister. The performance analysis, in combination with the interview material, provides a thorough understanding of the work.

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Kamran, David Aarash, "A Study and Performance Guide of Scott Mcallister's "Epic Concerto" for Clarinet and Piano" (2017). ETD collection for University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AAI10640665.