||Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano (1943)
||Spiegel im Spiegel for bass clarinet and piano
||Hungarian Rondo for bass clarinet and piano
||Five Bagatelles for clarinet and piano
||Café and Nightclub from L’Histoire du Tango
Sunday 26th January 2020 at 3.00 pm
The Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA (map)
SCAW (Sarah Watts - bass clarinet and Antony Clare - piano) was formed in 2003 with the aim of promoting the repertoire for bass clarinet and piano in the UK and abroad whilst also attracting composers to write new works for the combination.
SCAW have performed in many festivals, concert societies and Universities around the UK and Ireland and have given numerous composition workshops encouraging young composers to write for the duo. SCAW also performed as guest artists at the 2005 World Bass Clarinet Convention in Rotterdam. Sarah and Antony have featured on BBC Radio 3 and other radio stations around the world.
SCAW have had many new works written for them and have premiered works by composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Dai Fujikura, Piers Hellawell, Iain Matheson, Elizabeth Winters, Dave Bennett Thomas and William Sweeney. Many works written for SCAW have been positively received around the world. Darkness Visible by George Nicholson was written for SCAW and was shortlisted for a 2013 British Composer Award.
In 2009, SCAW released their debut CD of recital music for bass clarinet and piano. SCAWFELL includes the Premiere recording of the bass clarinet version of Arvo Part’s Spiegel im Spiegel, Sonata on Welsh Folk Songs by Wolfgang Gabriel, Ballade by Eugene Bozza and Urban Myths by Joe Cutler.
Their follow-up CD timeless shades was released 2013 along side a live performance on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme. Timeless shades features works by British contemporary composers and was reviewed by the International Clarinet Magazine who stated: ‘this recording should be required listening for all bass clarinetists’.
SCAW also host a solo bass clarinet course on the Isle of Raasay. The next course will be 10th - 14th April 2017.