sc000a7c6dClarinetist Linda Merrick’s new book explores her collaboration with three British composers – Nigel Clarke, Martin Ellerby and Philip Sparke.This book focuses on interaction between composers and performers in the context of the clarinet concerto genre. As well as looking at works by Ellerby and Sparke she examines her collaboration with Nigel whilst writing his `Devil and the Hemlock Stone’ and his clarinet concerto `Battles & Chants’.Linda Merrick’s book entitled: `Collaboration between Composers and Performers’ (British Clarinet Concertos 1990-2004) is published by Verlag Dr. Muller (VDM), ISBN No: 978-3-639-18619-2. Nigel has written three works for Linda Merrick, the `Devil and the Hemlock Stone’(1999), `Battles & Chants’ (2000) and most recently`Equiano’ (2008). The latter is to be released on the Naxos label in March 2010 performed by Linda Merrick and the Navarra Quartet.