A Lovely Night


From La La Land

I think this is my favorite arrangement I've made (so far). I really love this song and a big part of why is the dynamic between the characters. So I did my best to carry that over to the clarinets. The lines trade off a lot, and kind of butt in to each other, mostly playing distinct rhythms. That accentuates the sections when they are in harmony or unison, falling towards each other and then breaking away again. Hopefully that all works to keep alive the sort of friendly-competition will-they-won't they feel established in the vocals. I imagine that's easier to do if you're working with differend instruments, but it was also fun to try and play with a personality distinct from my duet partner even as we were both playing clarinet. Give it a listen here.

Tags: Clarinet, Music