Resources

More information is contained in the Clarinet Handbook.

 

Technique Expectations

 

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Entrance

Concertos

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto, mvmt. II (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Carl Maria von Weber Concertino

Sonatas

  • Luigi Bassi Nocturne (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Jean Becker Romance (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Michael Bergson Scene and Air (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Arthur Bliss Pastoral
  • Johannes Brahms Intermezzo, op. 117, no. 1
  • Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 1, mvmt. III (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Ernesto Cavallini Adagio and Tarentella
  • Marc Delmas Promenade (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Gerald Finzi Five Bagatelles
  • Agostino Gabucci Aria and Scherzo (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Niels Gade Ballade (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Reinhold Gliere Chanson (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Paul Koepke Scherzo (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Carl Nielsen Fantasy Piece (Fantasiestykke)
  • Sextus Miskow Allegretto Fantasia (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Menuet from Divertimento, K. 334 (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Gabriel Pierne Canzonetta (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Max Reger Two Pieces (Albumleaf & Tarantella)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata
  • Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke (any of the three; No. 1 is available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Robert Schumann Three Romances, op. 94
  • Theodor Verhey Nocturne (available in Rubank Concert & Contest Solos)
  • Johann Baptist Wanhal Sonata

Unaccompanied

  • Malcolm Arnold Fantasy for Clarinet, op. 87
  • Paul Harvey Pets
  • Gordon Jacob Five Pieces
  • Willson Osborne Rhapsody

Etudes

  • John Davies & Paul Harris 80 Graded Studies, book 2
  • Leon Lester Progressing Clarinetist
  • Victor Polatschek 24 Studies
  • Alfred Prinz Progressive Studies

Lower-Division Students

Concertos

  • Malcolm Arnold Concerto No. 1 (Clarinet & String Orchestra)
  • Norman Dello Joio Concertante (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Franz Anton Dimmler Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Paul Hindemith Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Frans Anton Hoffmeister Concerto No. 2 (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • George Kleinsinger Street Corner Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Franz V. Krommer Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Alfred Reed Rahoon (Clarinet & Band)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto (Clarinet & Band)
  • Carl Stamitz Concerto No. 3 (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Carl Maria von Weber Concertino (Clarinet & Orchestra – also arr. for Clarinet & Band)
  • Carl Maria von Weber Concerto No. 2 (Clarinet & Orchestra)

Sonatas

  • Robert Baksa Hummingbird Scherzo
  • Max Bruch Swedish Dances
  • Ernesto Cavallini Adagio and Tarentella (also arr. for Clarinet & Band)
  • Ernesto Cavallini Adagio Sentimentale
  • Marc Delmas Fantaisie Italienne
  • Francois Devienne Premiere Sonate
  • Gerald Finzi Five Bagatelles
  • Carlos Guastavino Tonada y cueca
  • Arthur Honegger Sonatine
  • William Yates Hurlstone Four Characteristic Pieces
  • Leo Kraft Five Pieces
  • Witold Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
  • Felix Mendelssohn Sonata
  • André Messager Solo de Concours (also arr. for Clarinet & Band)
  • Jules Mouquet Solo de Concours
  • Carl Nielsen Fantasy Piece (Fantasiestykke)
  • Henri Rabaud Solo de Concours (also arr. for Clarinet & Band)
  • Thomas Rajna Dialogues
  • Max Reger Two Pieces
  • Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata
  • Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke
  • Robert Schumann Three Romances, op. 94
  • Charles Stanford Sonata
  • Alexander Tcherepnin Sonata in One Movement
  • Alec Templeton Pocket-Size Sonata No. 1
  • Johann Baptist Wanhal Sonata
  • Miquel Yuste Capricho Pintoresco, op. 41

Unaccompanied Works

  • Malcolm Arnold Fantasy for Clarinet, op. 87
  • John Cage Sonata for Clarinet
  • Gordon Jacob Five Pieces
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert Sonate, op. 110
  • Michael Kibbe Sonata for Clarinet Alone, op. 8
  • Ernest Krenek Monologue for Clarinet Solo
  • Willson Osborne Rhapsody
  • Miklós Rózsa Sonatina
  • William Prunty Sketches
  • Henri Tomasi Sonatine Attique
  • Erland von Koch Monolog 3

Etudes

  • Randall Cunningham Petite Pieces
  • Reginald Kell Staccato Studies
  • Thea King & Alan Frank Schumann for the Clarinet
  • Cyrille Rose 32 Studies
  • Cyrille Rose 40 Studies

Upper-Division Students

Concertos

  • Aaron Copland Concerto (Clarinet & String Orchestra)
  • John Corigliano Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Gerald Finzi Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Morton Gould Derivations (Clarinet & Jazz Band)
  • George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (arr. for Clarinet & Band)
  • Karol Kurpinski Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Scott McAllister Black Dog (Clarinet & Orchestra or Wind Ensemble)
  • Scott McAllister X (Clarinet & Orchestra or Wind Ensemble)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra – also arranged for Band)
  • Carl Nielsen Concerto (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Gioacchino Rossini Introduction, Theme, and Variations (Clarinet & Orchestra – also arr. for Clarinet & Band)
  • Artie Shaw Concerto (Clarinet & Band or Jazz Band
  • Louis Spohr Concerto No. 1 (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Louis Spohr Concerto No. 2 (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Louis Spohr Concerto No. 3 (Clarinet & Orchestra)
  • Halsey Stevens Concerto (Clarinet & String Orchestra)
  • Igor Stravinsky Ebony Concerto (Clarinet & Jazz Ensemble)
  • Carl Maria von Weber Concerto No. 1 (Clarinet & Orchestra – also arr. for Clarinet & Band)

Sonatas

  • Luigi Bassi Concert Fantasia on themes from Verdi's "Rigoletto"
  • Arthur Benjamin Le Tombeau de Ravel: Valse-Caprices
  • Alban Berg Four Pieces
  • Leonard Bernstein Sonata
  • André Bloch Denneriana
  • Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 1
  • Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 2
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sonata
  • Ingolf Dahl Sonata da Camera
  • Claude Debussy Première Rhapsodie (also for Clarinet & Orchestra - and arr. for Clarinet & Band)
  • Paul Hindemith Sonata
  • Joseph Horovitz Sonatina
  • Paul Jeanjean Carnival of Venice: Theme and Variations
  • Witold Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
  • Darius Milhaud Sonatine
  • Robert Muczynski Time Pieces
  • Francis Poulenc Sonata
  • Paul Reade Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden
  • Max Reger Sonata No. 1
  • Simon Sargon Deep Ellum Nights: Three Sketches
  • James Stephenson Sonata (inc. an optional movement for Eb clarinet)
  • Carl Maria von Weber Grand Duo Concertant
  • Carl Maria von Weber Introduction, Theme, and Variations
  • Leo Weiner Peregi Verbunk
  • Charles Marie Widor Introduction et Rondo

Unaccompanied Works

  • Samuel Adler Canto XIV: A Klezmer Fantasy
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Chromatic Fantasia
  • Paul Harvey Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin
  • Bela Kovacs Hommages (Hommage a de Falla is the most popular & is also arr. for Clarinet & Band)
  • Libby Larsen Dancing Solo
  • Donald Martino A Set for Clarinet
  • John Mayer Raga Music
  • Oliver Messiaen “Abyss of the Birds” from Quartet for the End of Time
  • Krzysztof Penderecki Prelude for Solo Clarinet
  • Miklós Rózsa Sonata
  • Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces
  • Heinrich Sutermeister Capriccio
  • Joan Tower Wings
  • Various Russians in Other Countries (book of unaccompanied solos)
  • Edward Yadzinski a Paganini

Avant-Garde Works

  • Leslie Bassett Soliloquies (Unaccompanied)
  • Valentino Bucchi Concerto (Unaccompanied)
  • Deborah Kavasch Celestial Dreamscape (Unaccompanied)
  • Scott McAllister Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind (Unaccompanied)
  • Shulamit Ran For an Actor: Monologue for Clarinet (Unaccompanied)
  • Nikola Resanovic alt.music.ballistix (Clarinet & Electronics)
  • Adolf Schreiner Immer Kleiner (Clarinet & Band)
  • Jorg Widmann Fantasie

Etudes

  • Ronald Caravan Preliminary Exercises & Etudes in Contemporary Techniques
  • Ernesto Cavallini 30 Caprices
  • Eric Mandat Finger Food (modern elements)
  • Victor Polatschek Advanced Studies
  • Cyrille Rose 20 Grand Studies
  • Sam Sadigursky 25 Etudes (modern elements)
  • Alfred Uhl 48 Etudes

Every musician deals with tension, whether it's mental tension that arises when performing or physical tension that changes the sound, inhibits fast, fluid fingers, or otherwise impacts music-making. An awareness of your personal tension habits can help you become a better musician (and alleviate pain).

 

To assist in this, I suggest filling out a Personal Tension Inventory detailing your tension while you play when seated AND when standing. After this, use the Tension Diary to work to reduce tension in problem areas (one per week). The attached readings can help you in this process; of course, there are many resources available, and I strongly encourage you to do additional research. Lastly, the Wellness Resources on our Links page may also prove helpful.

Events

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Blankenship Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.

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