Composer: David Heuser
Instrumentation: Bass Clarinet
Year Composed: 1989
Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
Pages : 2
Cost: Purchase: $3.00
Premiere: Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY,
May 14, 1989
Sanddef ("Santhev"), for solo bass clarinet, was written in April of 1989 for bass
clarinetest Michael Lowenstern as a complement to Morfran, also for solo bass clarinet.
Sanddef Pryd Angel, for whom the piece is named, is a medieval Welsh character. He is mentioned
(directly after Morfran) in the tale Calhwch and Olwen as a member of King Arthur's
court. "Sanddef Pryd Angel angel-face -- no one wounded him at the battle of Camlan
because of his beauty. Everyone supposed he was an attending angel."