Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Clarinet
Originally for: Clarinet, Orchestra
Work: Clarinet Concerto
Size: 9 x 12.0 inches
Reduction for clarinet (or basset clarinet) and piano. The basset clarinet (with an extended range to low "C") has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Many modern composers have been answering this trend by writing new music for the instrument. Joan Tower's Clarinet Concerto, while performable on the standard A clarinet, takes advantage of the basset clarinet's extended range with a few melodic excursions to notes beneath "E."