It Came upon the Midnight Clear

from by Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet



Carol CMD/Richard Storrs Willis (1819-1900)
Luke 2:13-14/Edmund H. Sears (1810-1876)

#390 from the United Methodist Church Hymnal performed on four bass clarinets


from Hymns for Christmas, released December 3, 2012
bass clarinet, recording and concept: Cornelius Boots

photo: Felicia Chavez
sign re-lettering: Cornelius Boots




Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet Oakland, California

Edmund Welles has the distinction of being the world’s only original, composing band of four bass clarinetist: they invent and perform heavy chamber music. Drawing virtuosic precision from the classical realm; innovation and texture from jazz; and power, rhythm and overall perspective from rock and metal, the quartet’s sound is characterized by a thickness of tone and absolute rhythmic precision. ... more

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