John Adams (1947)

Gnarly Buttons (1996)

for clarinet and ensemble or chamber orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1996
    • Duration : 25 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Commission: London Sinfonietta et Present Music, Milwaukee
Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 clarinet
  • 1 English horn, 1 bassoon, 1 trombone, 1 banjo (also 1 mandolin, 1 guitar), 2 electronic/MIDI keyboards/synthesizers (also 1 piano), 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass [cordes jusqu'à 6.6.4.4.2]

Premiere information

  • Date : 19 October 1996
    Location :

    Londres, Queen Elizabeth Hall


    Performers :

    Michael Collins : clarinette, London Sinfonietta, direction : John Adams.

Table of contents

  • I. The Perilous Shore
  • II. Hoedown (Mad Cow)
  • III. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me