Written in 2012, ‘Pas de Deux’ is a duet for violin and clarinet and lasts just under 5 minutes.
The title suggests a dance for two ballet dancers, but in this piece, I envisage that the dance is for the two musical instruments themselves. Its main theme is a fast melody with the two instruments very much entwined with one another. This is contrasted with two episodes of a slow adagio. When the fast music re-appears at the end, it quickens to a lively and exhilarating close.