Bass Clarinet Concerto (for bass clarinet and strings)

Available for purchase from Alea Publishing And Recording

Total duration: 25 minutes approx.

Inspired immediately after the buying of my bass clarinet in the summer of 1991, this piece is generally jovial in character with luscious melodies and a romping, mischievous character. The middle movement is rather more austere, showing the bass clarinet’s darker, more serious side.

Since it was published by Alea Publishing in Tacoma, USA, the bass clarinet concerto has enjoyed many good performances, some of them listed below. Please enjoy!

Performance by the Camerata Venia

Soloist: Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev

Conductor: Gleb Skvortsov

Performance 19/1/2014 Indianna University

soloist: Keith Northover

Conductor: Sam Emanuel

World Premiere Recording by The London 20 in January 1992 in St. Cyprian’s Church, London.

Conducted by Anthony Davie

Soloist Geraldine Green.

1st Movement – Moderato Pesante

2nd Movement – Adagio Ma Non Troppo

3rd Movement – Allegro Moderato

6 Responses to “Bass Clarinet Concerto (for bass clarinet and strings)”

  • Dear Geraldine,

    Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to play the first movement of your Bass Clarinet Concerto on a concert with the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra. This was on the program for our biennial “Children’s Concert”, featuring a variety of instruments and music to introduce children to the many sounds and possibilities of the orchestra. Your piece was very well received by the audience and orchestra alike. Moreover, it was a great joy to play.

    Cheers to you for a great composition!
    – David

    • Dear David,

      I am so sorry for my late reply to your lovely message. From now on I will check my site more often! I am delighted to hear that you played the bass clarinet concerto’s 1st movement with the orchestra – and at a children’s concert, too! How fantastic! I really appreciate you telling me as it’s always lovely to know that people are enjoying the music – after all, that’s what it is for! Thank you again, David.

      All the best for your future playing.


  • Dear Geraldine,

    My name is José and I just got to be lucky enough to hear you bass clarinet two months ago and I would love to play it, Could you tell me where to buy the score?

    Thank you very much for your precious time

  • Hi! Do you have a transcription for bass clarinet and BAND? I have a student who has been preparing this piece and the band directors want her to perform it with them but only if there is a transcription for band. If you don’t have a transcription for band, will you ever plan on creating one? Thanks!

    • Hello Tessa, Thank you for your enquiry. I’m afraid there are no plans to score the Bass Clarinet Concerto for band.

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