Mark Payne-Piano; Robert Riseling-Clarinet; David Hayward-Bassoon; Anne Thompson-Flute

Ronald Royer – In Memoriam Fryderyk Chopin for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano (7:08)

Mark Payne-Piano, Robert Riseling-Clarinet, David Hayward-Bassoon

Iin Memoriam Fryderyk Chopin is based upon and inspired by the Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 for piano. In Memoriam serves as a reflection on the life, work and death of Chopin at the age of thirty-nine. After a short piano introduction, a meditative section features a cadenza for clarinet followed by one for bassoon. A more rhythmic and energetic section follows, which is meant to suggest his struggles in life and creativity. After a climactic section ending with a piano solo, a more peaceful section shines through representing the beauty, joy and genius of Chopin’s legacy. Originally written for clarinet, cello and string orchestra in 1999, In Memoriam was rewritten in 2007 for TriofuS. Ronald Royer’s’ friend and colleague, Chris Meyer, created the piano part from the string orchestra parts.

1-3. Divertimento – Paul Carr

4-6. Trio – Madeleine Dring

7-10. Four Panels from My Past – Allen Torok

11. In Memoriam Fryderyk Chopin, for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano – Ronald Royer

12. Trio Breve No. 1 – John Burge