Freebirds takes its title and inspiration from the album by the iconic southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Based on the song “Free Bird” it is a driving, ecstatic showpiece for two clarinets and band. The work begins with a cadenza-like passage for the soloists, takes the listener through some high beautiful lyrical passages and amazing extended techniques for clarinet leading to the ending in a virtuosic cadenza. This piece grabs hold of the listener and never lets go with rapid technical passages that emulates a dueling electric guitar of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Versions: Piano, Wind Orchestra and Full Orchestra