commentary to op 77b

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Meditation for Clarinet (or Bass Clarinet),op. 77b (1979)

Duration: 3 Minutes

Publisher: Schott Music KLB 66 / ISMN: M-001-15003-3

For many years Bertold Hummel conducted an orchestra week for young instrumentalists at the Landvolkshochschule Wies (near Steingaden) at the beginning of the Bavarian summer school holidays. A faithful participant in this event was the clarinettist Hans-Peter Huber. When he was asked to play meditation music at a service, he asked Bertold Hummel if he had a piece for him, whereupon my father put this meditation on paper during his lunch break on 7 August 1979.

Martin Hummel

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