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For details on concerts, educational activities and other events: 

CALENDAR 
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Update

DIÁLOGOS DUO 2024 and 2025 Performances and Educational Residencies will feature premieres of major works.

CATALOG of ORIGINAL WORKS

DIÁLOGOS DUO STORE 
recordings, playalongs, scores

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RECORDINGS

• CHORO TRIBUTES PLAYALONG has been a highly successful resource with university clarinet and guitar studio educators. 

Available as a single ZIP FILE DOWNLOAD, it features panned instrument audio with countoffs clicks, scores and parts, composer commentary and user guide.

Visit the DUO STORE to order.

READ DIGITAL PLAYALONG REVIEW
International Clarinet Association (ICA)
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COMPOSITIONS

"Sarau para o Pixinguinha" is the 9th suite for Diálogos Duo. 

Consisting of 13 movements, this "virtual soirée" celebrates Pixinguinha's 125th birthday (April 23, 2022). Each legendary "guest" plays a special piece for the occasion:

Ernesto Nazareth, Anacleto de Medeiros, Patápio Silva, Jacob do Bandolim/Dino Sete Cordas, Garôto, Radamés Gnattali, Paulo Moura, Rafael Rabello, Guinga, Hermeto Pascoal, Yamandu Costa/Renato Borghetti, Hamilton de Holanda.

World Premiere will occur this fall. 

See CALENDAR for dates.
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2024 COMPOSING PROJECTS

DIÁLOGOS DUO

Samba Jazz Suite 
Chopin Brasileiro
Scriabin Preludes 
(Bass Clarinet and Guitar)

Other Works

“Bate-papos” (Brazilian conversations) 
Ten Clarinet Duets
(with optional Brazilian percussion)

Bass Clarinet version to follow.

SOLO BASS CLARINET works will be written incrementally.

MORE DETAILS
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"Coco Pouco Louco" from "Bate-papos" (virtual Clarinet Duet, Louis Arques)

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Zagrebački tamburaški qvartet
(Zagreb tambura quartet, Croatia)

Croatia's premier Tambura Quartet was referred by my former Duo partner and tambura virtuoso FILIP NOVOSEL. Tambura is a deep instrumental tradition in the Zagreb (NW) area of Croatia. Tuned in perfect fourths, they are a unique family of instruments varying in size and range from the high bisernica (C#-F#-B-E, same high E as the violin) to the low čelo (F#-B-E-A, bass clef).

My initial work with Zagrebački tamburaški qvartet will feature adaptations of works originally composed for unified quartets of clarinets, mandolins or guitars. This will progress to composing totally new works for the ensemble. 

SEE ENSEMBLE VIDEO BELOW.

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NOVOSEL-BOUKAS DUO LIVE CD/DVD

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Curt Cacioppo

• “Vrilles” was composed for Diálogos Duo by acclaimed contemporary composer Curt Cacioppo– shortly after the passing of jazz guitar legend Jack Wilkins (1944-2023), who was a close friend and musical colleague of Boukas for fifty years. Written in a through-composed contrapuntal style that is quasi-tonal, its premiere will occur late in 2024 or spring of 2025.

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Zagrebački tamburaški qvartet: "Bunjevačka i Fuga"

Sopros de Pernambuco Clarinet Quartet