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"How Was it We Were Caught?", Sam Beebe
Seeded by pkluttik on 17 May 2013
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Author: Karen Luttik
"How Was it we Were Caught?" composed by Sam Beebe (2012) for Clarinet and computer was the result of a semester project in Ken Radnovsky's Woodwind and Brass Seminar class in which students commission an original piece. Sam was inspired by the realistic portrait of carpetbaggers in the book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee (with photos by Walker Evans). He and Karen served lunch at the Rescue Mission in Nashua, NH and recorded the stories of some of the people there. Surprised that people would be interested, they all gave their permission for these recordings to be woven into the fabric of this piece. Hoping to raise awareness of the plight of these people in our society, Sam shows the complexities of these lives in the musical lines of the Bb, Eb and basset clarinets as well as computer effects.. The libretto is on the back pages of these program notes. Many thanks to Tim, Gerry, Kalik and Dan for sharing their stories with us and to the Southern New Hampshire Res
Instrument: Clarinet ; Basset Clarinet