Ostara for Cello, Clarinet and Piano by Dani Howard (2016).

Dani Howard was one of the winners of the 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize and was consequently commissioned to write this work for Music in the Round.

Performance notes feature at the end of the score.

Programme Notes

Ostara for Piano, Cello and Clarinet is inspired by the installation ‘Love’ by Ukrainian sculptor Alexandr Milov. In the installation you see an outer sculpture of two adults sitting back to back, with an inner sculpture displaying two children touching hands through the metal wires. “Love depicts a scene of conflict with hope and innocence rising from within”, which really inspired me to write a work that explores this dynamic between ourselves and our inner child.

Duration: 12 minutes 20 seconds