for Solo Clarinet (1997)
approx. 4 min
Stefan Hyman, clarinet
About The Hummingbird:
The Hummingbird (1997) is a student piece composed for a college roommate, and I think it holds up pretty well all these years later. The piece is in a simple "A-B-A" form, and makes for a great addition to any solo clarinet recital. It is a programmatic piece, meant to conjure the image of watching a hummingbird flitting about the garden.
Please click on the title page image above for sample pages from the score.
I do not have a recording of the premiere (I am sure it exists somewhere in the Crane Library archive), but a decent MIDI rendering is available below.