Opus 10

Clarinet Sonata
No. 1 in C Minor
"Youth"

I gradually composed my first clarinet sonata over a period of three years, from 2019-2022. I have titled it my "youth" sonata, since my work on it spanned from my age of 14-16, and it illustrates the many facets of youth: from a buoyant dance of playfulness and innocence to a dark lament of lovelorn and anguish, fueled by firing hormones and the discovery of new emotions. This sonata exposes C Minor in two completely contrasting lights, joined together by a serene and contemplative set of variations.

General Score Information


Started..........................................................21 Aug 2019
Completed...................................................06 Mar 2022
Genre........................................................................Sonata

Keys*...C maj, A♭ min, E ♭ Maj, A min, D min, F Maj
B ♭ Maj, E ♭ min, B Maj, G Maj, F min, C♯ min

Duration......................................................................29:34
BPMs*...............150, 200, 76, 54, Rubato, 152, 108,
132, 50, 70

Bar Count....................................................................1171Note Count..............................................................19035Time Sigs*........................6/8, 4/4, 3/4, 9/8, 12/8, 2/4Avg. Writing Speed...................................0.85 notes/h
*Listed in order of appearance

Parts


B ClarinetPiano
Suggestions on how to improve my compositions are appreciated.