By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Clarinet in B flat| 15′
Title: Act Without Words
Composer: Luna Pearl Woolf
Year Composed: 2017
Instrumentation: For clarinet in Bb
Format: Full score
Catalogue Number: OM0163
Printed Edition Price: $30.00 USD
Act Without Words is a setting of the wordless play by Samuel Beckett, to be performed by a single clarinetist. The score is carefully synchronized to the action and staging of the play.
The clarinet can transition from silly to serious without even blinking, which Beckett does as well. The play has really black humor, so we’re going to laugh as this man is going through this horrible journey. I really loved the idea of solo clarinet for all of that.
Composer Luna Pearl Woolf discusses the process behind her composition here.