for English horn and clarinet in Bb
by Daniel Dorff (b. 1956)
II. On the Beach
III. The Bee and the Horseshoe Crab
Hot Spots was commissioned by Duo Del Sol, a married couple committed to expanding the repertoire for the ripe combination of English Horn and Bb Clarinet. Dorff’s inspiration came from the duo’s explanation of their name: “We like vacationing where it’s sunny!” That image and the group’s Spanish name led to a Caribbean influence throughout the work.