From the composer:
Modal in nature and binary in design, Sweet and Simple is direct in its lyricism and musical expression, yet explores a variety of textures and harmonic resources. Dance-like passages are contrasted with melancholy chorales, while modest solos lead to moments of intense timbral discord. Sweet and Simple was commissioned and premiered by the Amicitia Duo and pianist Mark Clinton at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on June 10, 2017.
- William Price
Score and parts included: Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet