I'm very happy.
An absolutely wonderful young clarinetist in Montreal wants to perform my Clarinet Sonata this spring.
It's a tremendous honour. This young man is an absolute virtuoso, and an incredibly expressive performer. I KNOW he will do more than justice to my piece.
Happily, I've fiddled around with the sonata a bit over the last year, and tightened the structure a bit. I've been having fun listening to it played using the GPO solo clarinet and the GAS (basic). So hopefully, before summer rolls around, I'll have a real live recording of the sonata that I can be proud of.
This means that within a month or so of each other, I will be getting two performances of works of mine: the Clarinet Sonata, and the Divertimento for 3 Trombones and Orchestra (getting its premiere on the west coast om June).