Gnarly Buttons

for clarinet and chamber ensemble

John Adams

Year

1996


Duration

25'


Movements

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


Instrumentation

solo clarinet - english horn, bassoon, trombone, guitar (=mandolin, banjo), 2 keyboard (I=keyboard sampler, piano; II=keyboard sampler), violin (2), viola, violoncello, double bass (minimum string requirement)


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Commission

London Sinfonietta and by Present Music in Milwaukee


Premiere

London, United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 19 October 1996: Michael Collins, clarinet / London Sinfonietta, John Adams (cond.)


Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes


Comment

Maximum string disposition: 6.6.4.4.2


Source

composer homepage; Boosey & Hawkes website;