Peter Copley’s Scherzos and Arias for clarinet, violin, viola and cello is being performed by members of the Riot Ensemble at the Brighton Festival on Wednesday 11 May 2022, 6pm at All Saints Church, Hove.
The five movements are all based on the same material but the contrasts between them are intended to be more apparent than their underlying unity which is latent rather than manifest.
Looking back after nearly thirty years Scherzos and Arias marked the end of a decade of writing music that could broadly be described as ‘Expressionistic’. Afterwards, I mostly changed stylistic direction but certainly don’t disown the kind of music that I wrote during this period and have on occasion returned to this mode of expression.Peter Copley
Scherzos and Arias is proudly available for perusal and purchase through Composers Edition website, as well as other works by Peter Copley.