eyam i (it takes an ocean not to)

For Bb Clarinet

eyam i (it takes an ocean not to) is the first piece in a series of five pieces for clarinets and flute, all of which deal with ideas of isolation and infiltration.

Eyam is a small village in Derbyshire, England. The village is best known for being the “plague village” that chose to isolate itself when the plague was discovered there in August 1665, rather than let the infection spread.

Listen to a recording of the piece, performed by Carol McGonnell:

Look at an excerpt from the score: eyam_i_ex