Serenade was commissioned and premiered by the Zagros Ensemble in 2008.
The short and subtle Serenade explores the concepts of cantabile and lightness – the two characteristic features of serenades. The piece’s use of natural string harmonics creates the feeling of transparency in the music, while the melodic focus is on the woodwinds.
Clarinet (in Bb)
String quintet (2,1,1,1)
Performed by TampereRaw (cond. Tuomas Turriago), 15 April 2010. Yle concert recording, used with premission.
29 November 2008
Balderin Sali Hall, Helsinki, Finland
Commissioned by Zagros Ensemble
15 April 2010, Tampere Biennale
TampereRAW, cond. Tuomas Turriago
Telakka, Tampere, Finland