Title Fauré: Andante from Sonata Op.109
Instrumentation Bass Clarinet & Piano
Range Extended range instrument required
Price $10
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The 'cello sonata Op.109 is one of the later works of Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), displaying his compositional style at its most advanced. While the piece as a whole is idiomatic to the 'cello, the second movement, a beautiful Andante is quite effective in this transcription for bass clarinet and piano. The movement would make a lovely addition to a recital program, perhaps as an encore.

An extended-range instrument is required to maintain the range of the original work, but a few phrases could easily be adjusted to allow the piece to be played on an instrument to low E-flat. The original key has been maintained, placing the bass clarinetist in the comfortable key of a minor.

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Catalog Info #ALEA1064
Piano score: 8 pages, spiral bound
Part: 2 pages, single sheet