Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Allan BlankA Melodic Tour for Two Clarinets

Composer Allan Blank’s international collection of duos are perfect duet selections for professionals and students. 19 selections including American, Asian, Caribbean, English, French, Greek, Irish, Italian, Jewish and Welsh folk music.

Suited for:

       

For Clarinet Duo, 24 minutes.
CL2-9802 . . . $19.00


Allan BlankFour Poems by Emily Dickinson

Four contemporary settings of Dickinson’s poetry (How Happy Is The Little Stone, In This Short Life, Surgeons Must Be Very Careful, and Nature Is What We See). An unusual recital piece advanced student and professional players.

Suited for:

 

For Soprano, Flute, and Clarinet in A, 12 minutes.
WW2-9810 . . . $25.00


Ignacio CervantesTwo Cuban Dances

Two lively dances by the well known early 20th Century Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes, Los Tres Golpes and Invitación, arranged by Paquito D’Rivera.

Suited for:

       

For Clarinet Duo, 2-3 minutes.
CL-9622 . . . $6.00


Valerie ColemanUmoja – A Kwanzaa Celebration

 
 
Valerie Coleman is a distinct voice in a new generation of African-American artists who combine African-American heritage and urban culture to contemporary music. This original composition, a “groove-based” melody, calls for unity through the tradition of call and response. (Umoja is the Swahili word for “unity” and is the first day in the African-American celebration of Kwanzaa). Scored for flute, oboe and clarinet, it may also be performed by two flutes and clarinet, or flute trio (two flutes and bass flute) (substitute parts included)

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Trio or Flute Trio, 5 minutes.
WW3-0340 . . . $25.00


Paquito D’RiveraAfro

 
 
A slow introduction is followed by an energetic, rhythmic and modal six-eight dance over an Afro-Cuban ostinato. Arranged for trio by Gustavo Tavares.

Suited for:

     

For Piano Trio - Part 1: Clarinet, Violin or Trumpet, Part 2: Cello, Bassoon or Trombone, 6 minutes.
PN3-0321 . . . $34.00


Paquito D’RiveraAlborada y Son

 
 
These two movements from the Aires Tropicales provide a unique addition to the repertoire for clarinet ensembles. The Alborada is a short introduction to the extended Son movement with its Latin melodies and syncopated bass line. (Eb, 2 Bb, Eb Alto, and Bb Bass)

Suited for:

     

For Clarinet Quintet (Eb, 2 Bb, Eb Alto, Bb Bass), 7 minutes.
CL5-9610 . . . $19.00


Paquito D’RiveraDanzón

 
 
Paquito’s classical/Latin jazz trio has many lyrical sections and is composed in the style of a Cuban danzón. Includes an optional improvisation section for the top voice (clarinet, violin or trumpet)

Suited for:

       

For Piano Trio - Part 1: Clarinet, Violin or Trumpet, Part 2: Cello, Bassoon or Trombone, 6 minutes.
PN3-9820 . . . $22.00


Paquito D’RiveraHabanera

 
 
A movement from the Aires Tropicales with challenging contrapuntal lines in a Latin style similar to the Ravel Habanera. (Eb, Bb and Bb bass clarinets).

Suited for:

     

For Clarinet Trio (Eb, Bb, Bb Bass), 3 minutes.
CL3-9601 . . . $12.00


Paquito D’RiveraImprovización

 
 
This early work of D’Rivera is a technically challenging atonal contemporary piece with free rhythmic cadenza-like sections.

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For Clarinet Solo, 4 minutes.
CL-9602 . . . $12.00


Paquito D’RiveraPreludio y Merengue

 
 
A memorable recital work and excellent example of Paquito’s unique mix of Latin and modal jazz styles. The colorful and episodic Preludio is followed by an energetic, lilting Merengue in five-eight time. Includes improvised solos for the top voice (clarinet, violin or trumpet). Arranged for trio by Franco D’Rivera and Pablo Zinger.

Suited for:

       

For Piano Trio - Part 1: Clarinet, Violin or Trumpet, Part 2: Cello, Bassoon or Trombone, 6 minutes.
PN3-0322 . . . $39.00


Paquito D’RiveraPreludio y Merengue

 
 
A memorable recital work and excellent example of Paquito’s unique mix of Latin and modal jazz styles. The colorful and episodic Preludio is followed by an energetic, lilting Merengue in five-eight time. Includes improvised solos for the clarinet. A wonderful string quartet arrangement by Gustavo Tavares.

Suited for:

       

For Clarinet and String Quartet, 6 minutes.
CL-0322 . . . $42.00


Paquito D’RiveraSong for Peace

 
 
Based on a poem by Cuban exiled poet Annie Colina, A Song for Peace was commissioned by the New York Festival of Songs. Originally scored for voice and piano, Paquito has added clarinet and cello parts. Includes an optional section for improvised solos.

Suited for:

       

For Soprano and Piano, with optional Clarinet and Cello, 6 minutes.
CL-0324 . . . $30.00


Paquito D’RiveraVals Venezolano and Contradanza

 
 
D’Rivera is well known as a cross-over artist and composer (6 Grammy awards). These two exciting Latin dance pieces work well with or without the piano accompaniments. Contradanza is a tribute to legendary Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona; the Vals Venezolano honors Venezuela’s Antonio Lauro in a lively syncopated waltz. These vibrant pieces are perfect as encores or instrumental feature pieces!

Suited for:

       

For Clarinet and Piano, 5 minutes.
CL-9620 . . . $16.00


Abdo DagherFan el-musiqä el-misriyya el-hadithah el-’arabiyyah es-sufiyyah

(The New Egyptian-Arabic Sufic Art Music)

 
 
A volume of six (approximately 5 minutes each) expressive, fully transcribed compositions by Egyptian violinist/composer Abdo Dagher, master virtuoso in the traditional art of monodic (non-harmonized) Arabic music. The pieces include Layali Zamaan (Nights of the Past), Longa Nahawand, An-Nil (The Nile), Nidaa’ (Call to Prayer), Longa ‘Agam, and Sama’i Kurd Yakaa (10/4 meter). These melodic compositions will give Western classical musicians an understanding of Arabic music, including ornamentation, microtones (sikha), modes (maqamat) and rhythmic patterns (wazn). They may be performed as unique solo recital pieces or in chamber music settings with completely flexible instrumentation, including optional improvised cadenzas (taqasim). Optional percussive rhythmic patterns may be added with Arabic or Western percussion; all versions include both Arabic and Western percussion notation.

Suited for:

     

For Bb Clarinet or Trumpet, 30 minutes.
Bb-0180 . . . $20.00


Brian DykstraTwo Bass Clarinet Rags

Concert rags by pianist and composer Brian Dykstra, perfect for a bass clarinet recital. Composed in the style of Joplin, but with a more contemporary style incorporating elements of later jazz styles. The Curly Maple Rag is slow and melancholy, while the Lancashire Rag is upbeat with a raucous coda section featuring the low end of the bass clarinet range.

Suited for:

     

For Bass Clarinet and Piano, 8 minutes.
BCL-9801 . . . $20.00


Adolphus HailstorkSongs of the Magi

 
 
Renowned African-American composer Adolphus Hailstork’s beautiful piece in four movements works well for recitals and church programs. Stylistically romantic with subtle modern influences. Solo part may be performed by flute, oboe or clarinet.

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For Flute (or Oboe or Clarinet) and String Quartet, 17 minutes.
MC-0155 . . . $32.00


Hoang CuongThoa noi nho mong (Longing for Times Past)

 
 
Bien tau chu de cho bon nhac cu
(Variations for Four Musical Instruments)

The sound of the dan bau, or single-string zither, is uniquely Vietnamese. This monochord instrument can be traced back to 7th-century northern Vietnam. The musician holds a bamboo pick in the right hand and plucks the steel string to obtain harmonics while the left hand moves a flexible handle carved out of buffalo horn to create the melody. Historically, the dan bau has been played alone or to accompany recitations of poetry. In recent years, however, as in this work, composers have achieved striking effects by combining the dan bau with contemporary Western instruments. The composer has written the substitute clarinet part so that Western ensembles may perform this piece in the event that there is no dan bau player available.

Professor Hoang, director of the City Conservatory of Music in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), based this instrumental work on a traditional melody from an old song form of north Vietnam, quan ho, or antiphonal courting song. In this tradition the young men of one village band together to go serenade the young women of a neighboring village, and the women respond in song. The title of this work, which translates roughly as “satisfying the longings stirred by memory,” is taken from a line of the folk song on which it is based. “When I miss you,” the song goes, “I go to the river where we met and drink from its waters to calm the emotions stirred up by my thoughts of you.” The work is in the form of a theme and four variations.

Thoa noi nho mong was premiered in North Carolina on February 2nd, 2003 by the Mallarme Chamber Players (Anna Ludwig Wilson, flute, Hsiao-mei Ku, violin, Jonathan Kramer, cello and Deborah Hollis, piano, with guest artist Nguyen Phong, dan bau).

Suited for:

     

For Flute, Dan Bau (or Clarinet), Cello and Piano, 15 minutes.
MC-0750 . . . $39.00


Antonio LauroEl Niño

Venezuelan Antonio Lauro’s beautiful waltz as arranged by Paquito D’Rivera for clarinet, alto clarinet (or clarinet 2 substitute) and bass clarinet.

Suited for:

       

For Clarinet Trio (Bb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet or Bb Clarinet 2, Bb Bass Clarinet), 3 minutes.
CL3-9823 . . . $25.00


Antonio LauroLauro for Clarinet

Five selections (Vals Venezolano #1 and #2, Natalia, El Marabino and Carora) by legendary Venezuelan guitarist/composer Antonio Lauro, beautifully adapted for solo clarinet by Paquito D’Rivera. An excellent recital choice, these pieces sound like a Latin Bach suite.

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For Clarinet Solo, 9-10 minutes.
CL-9822 . . . $28.00


Sally A. LewisMy Shepherd

An adaptation of Psalm 23 for vocal soloist with instrumental obbligato. The accompaniment may be performed by piano or organ (see also FL-9641 for handbell choir accompaniment for 3, 4, or 5 octave handbell choirs, instead of piano). Includes substitute C, Bb, F and bass clef (C) instrumental parts. Suitable for student or professional players.

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For Voice, Obbligato Wind(C, Bb, F and Bass Clef parts), and Piano, 6 minutes.
FL-9642 . . . $14.00


Sally A. LewisMy Shepherd

An adaptation of Psalm 23 for vocal soloist with instrumental obbligato. The accompaniment may be performed by handbell choir (includes versions for 3, 4, or 5 octave handbell choirs) or piano/organ (see FL-9642). Includes substitute C, Bb, F and bass clef (C) instrumental parts. Handbell choir version includes director’s score and 8 oversized ringers’ editions. Suitable for student or professional players.

Suited for:

       

For Voice, Obbligato Wind (C, Bb, F and Bass Clef parts), and Handbell Choir, 6 minutes.
FL-9641 . . . $14.00


Wolfgang Amadeus MozartClarinet Concerto, II, “Adagio”

A transcription by Adam Lesnick, suitable for recitals, church and jobs.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4-5 minutes.
WW5-9812 . . . $16.00


Ali OsmanMa-Wal Masry (Egyptian Ma-Wal)

 
 
Sudanese composer Ali Osman Alhaj, professor at Egypt’s Cairo Conservatory, has composed this interesting and challenging piece in 10/8 meter based on the Egyptian ma-wal song form. Includes notated cadenza-improvisation sections (taqasim) and several quarter-tones (sikha) commonly found in Arabic music.

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For Clarinet and Piano, 7-8 minutes.
CL-0178 . . . $28.00


William Grant StillMother and Child/Gamin

 
 
Alexa Still’s arrangement of two movements from the Suite for Violin is a wonderful addition to the solo clarinet repertoire. Mother and Child is lyrical, sustained and expressive, employing the singing qualities of all of the flute’s ranges and is reminiscent of both spirituals and Debussy. Gamin is a rhythmic, humorous and jazzy piece which contrasts the previous movement and challenges the clarinetist technically.

Suited for:

       

For Clarinet and Piano, 10 minutes.
CL-9810 . . . $22.00


William Grant StillThree Songs

 
 
Known as “The Dean of Afro-American Composers,” Still’s musical style incorporates a variety of African-American and European styles. Three Still songs, If You Should Go, Song for the Lonely, and Bayou Home, arranged by Alexa Still for clarinet (or trumpet) with piano accompaniment. Suitable for players of all levels.

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For Clarinet (or Trumpet) and Piano, 10 minutes.
CL-95S2 . . . $15.00


Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSix Studies in English Folksong

Arrangements of the popular recital pieces in a setting with string quartet accompaniment. The clarinet part is from the original Vaughan Williams version. Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Available in the USA only)

Suited for:

         

For Clarinet and String Quartet, 9-10 minutes.
CL-9501 . . . $20.00

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