Performed By: Clarinet version by Todd Levy, clarinet and Rene Izquierdo, guitar. Flute version by Susan Morris De Jong, flute; and Jeffrey Van, guitar

Movements:
I. Deep Blue II. Salt Peanuts

Instrumentation:
Flute (or clarinet), guitar

Duration: 7 minutes

Premiere:
1996 by Susan Morris DeJong, flute, and Jeffrey Van, guitar

Available From:
Oxford University Press, distributed by Goodmusic Publishing

Composer's Notes:
Blue Third Pieces for treble wind and guitar is a little homage to the interval of the third and its place in the blues. The first piece, Deep Blue, is quiet and lyrical, beginning with a chorale-like motive. Its melody emphasizes the blue third in its lower notes. The title of the second movement is taken from the 1945 jazz piece Salt Peanuts by Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Clark, which feature the famous "salt peanuts" gesture consisting of a large leap back and forth in combination with a repeated, syncopated rhythm ("salt PEA-nuts, salt PEA-nuts"). This leap is usually that of an octave, although I have used the interval of a seventh (e.g., m. 31 and m. 51). An homage to Ray Charles, one of my musical heroes, is woven into the guitar writing of this movement beginning at m. 78.
 
— Libby Larsen

Additional Information:
Recordings Available: Dancing Solo: Clarinet Chamber Music of Libby Larsen Caroline Hartig, clarinet Innova Recordings ACF 002 American Composer Forum www.composersforum.org Canyon Echoes: New Music for Flute and Guitar Duologue (Susan Morris DeJong, flute; Jeffrey Van, guitar) Gasparo Records, Inc. Box 3090 Peterborough, NH 03458 Music for Clarinet and Guitar Robert D'Ambrosio and Louis Arnold D&A Enterprises 615 Townsend Harbor Road Lunenburg, MA 01462 : - Libby Larsen Score Errata and

Score Errata:
All for GUITAR:

I. Deep Blue
m.13: add low E to chord, let it ring across the measure to downbeat of m.14
m.19: last note should be octave lower, tied to eighth downbeat of m.20
m.20: downbeat should be low A eighth note, not eighth rest
m.20: beat 1, top note should be E, not D
m.22: beat 1, top note should be G-natural, not G-flat
m.52: play middle-low A as harmonic
m.62: add low G-flat to chord
m.66: beats 4 and 5, let A ring through m.67

II. Salt Peanuts
m.26: last half beat 1, add low B-flat
first half beat 2, add low D
last half beat 2, add low C#
m.33: first half beat 1, add low A
last half beat 1, add low B-flat
first half beat 2, add low D
last half beat 2, add low C#
m.37: first half beat 1, add low A
last half beat 1, add low B-flat
first half beat 2, add low D
last half beat 2, add low C#
m.66-68: let low A ring
m.70: add breath indication at end of measure
m.95: change rhythm to quarter note chord, quarter rest, eighth note chord, eighth rest, quarter rest (second chord is on beat 3)
m.95: change notes in first chord to (reading up) EADG
change notes in second chord to (reading up) CFGBE
m.96: let beat one ring
m.113-117: Bartok pizz. on low E
m.119: chord the whole gesture