for clarinet solo – pour clarinette seule

Maya Badian
Maya Badian
Composition Date: 1974
Revision Date: 1994
Duration: 00:08:00
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Clarinet


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
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Programme Note:
When I compose, I try to identify myself with the instrument for which I write. Even if at first sight composing for a solo instrument appears easier, it is actually more difficult than to compose for orchestral ensembles. The composer has to apply parameters generally attributed to an ensemble or to a large orchestra (melody, harmony, polyphony, rhythm, register and other musical parameters) to the single instrument at the composer’s disposal. I also take into consideration the evolution of instruments and their techniques: A lot of features impossible to be performed some decades ago are easily accomplished today! INCANTATION for Clarinet Solo applies an idiomatic writing for the clarinet. Some Clarinet Techniques used in INCANTATION include: Tonguing (German: Flatterzunge); Double and triple tonguing; Flutter-Tonguing; Slap Tonguing; Growl; Glissando; Vibrato; Tremolo; Multiphonics; Portamento.

Premiere Information:
1974, Chamber Concert by Romanian Composers, Bucharest, Romania
Aurelian-Octav Popa, clarinet


  • Call Number:
  • MI 5113 B136in
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Clarinet
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 20, 1993
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score
    17 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Manuscript deposited in the Fonds Maya-Badian MUS 228, Music Division, Library and Archives Canada.
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