Each of Nigel Wood's duets stand alone as a complete piece or all three could be played as a suite as they contrast very well. They are great fun to play. Swanky is marked 'with attitude' and uses a one bar syncopated figure nearly all the way through. Elegy is in the style if a two-part invention and in the middle section the counterpoint is replaced by one clarinet accompanying with rhythm on a repeated note. Virtual Velocity sets out to create perpetuum mobile with two very busy parts and frequent semitone clashes.
CASS Magazine, Spring 2001
Three really cool duets for advanced clarinettists: Swanky
Music News, Wood Wind & Reed, May 2002
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