Ritual Mask (2012)

for Clarinet in Bb, Violin, Piano

Commissioned by Alabama Music Teachers Association


Program Notes

I was fascinated by the masks used in different cultural and ritual ceremonies that have all somewhat similar idea to communicate with the sprit. I used percussive piano sounds and screaming high-pitched clarinet to portray the fear and the respect.



6 minutes


Premiered on June 7, 2012, Jacksonville State University