|Publisher||Misty Mountain Music|
Written for clarinet solo in 2013, Joy of Union expresses the joy of people uniting with one another. The piece is prefaced by a quotation from the Bahá'í Writings, implying that people from all backgrounds - all the people of the world - should seek to live in union and harmony.
Beginning with a rhythmically pulsating note, the music expands a single theme, varying it in different tempos, thereby expressing a union between the different sections. It ends with a joyful recapitulation of the opening idea. The piece lasts just under 4½ minutes.
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