Clarinet Concerto (Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra)

The Clarinet Concerto was composed during the spring and summer of 2009 for Nikolasa Tejero, who is a Professor of Clarinet at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

All titles of the three movements reflect the character of the composed music.  The initial movement opens with mysterious articulations, and is contrasted with sprightly secondary thematic material.  After a somber and dramatic slow movement is concluded by a grand piano and clarinet flourish, a lilting festive dance movement completes the work.

Architectonic procedures of form are expressed in each movement in a non-doctrinaire postmodern manner, with an abundance of cyclical elements throughout. The work is performed attacca.

Harvey J. Stokes
7/6/09
Duration of movements
I. Polemic                   ca. 7’ 00”
II. Lamentation        ca. 11’ 30”
III. Dance                      ca. 7’ 30”
Total Duration: ca. 26’ 00″

Instrumentation
(Solo Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra)
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
French Horn in F
Trumpet in C (with con sord. straight mute)
Trombone (with con sord. straight mute)
Pedal Timpani
(Beginning pitches: 32” [F-sharp]; 29” [G-sharp]; 26” [c-sharp])
Piano
Solo Clarinet in A
Strings

The Clarinet Concerto is published by Ars Nova Press of Seattle, Washington.

Performed 2/8/11 by Nikolasa Tejero, clarinet soloist and the UTC Symphony Orchestra in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.