Quirky Trios à la Baroque for Violin, Clarinet, and Cello
I. Bagatelle Trio
II. Holiday Trio
III. Lobe den Herren Trio
IV. O Come, All Ye Faithful Trio
V. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Trio
VI. Silent Night, Holy Night Trio
When I was a choir director and organist, I found there was a need for moderately easy arrangements for violin, clarinet, and cello, or any combination of instruments that fit the ranges of the violin, clarinet, or cello. Bagatelle and Holiday Trio are the two pieces that are newly composed. There are two arrangements of the same tune, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty and Lobe den Herren. Rounding out the volume are two Christmas arrangements. O Come, All Ye Faithful and Silent Night, Holy Night. All pieces are inspired by Baroque trios with a walking bass and canons and imitation between the two treble instruments. Sometimes there are quirky harmonic changes in the arrangements as well as unusual key changes.