Lukas Foss – Elegy for Clarinet and Orchestra, solo/ piano reduction
Lukas Foss was asked by Artie Shaw in the 1940s for a new work. Foss composed “Elegy” for clarinet and orchestra. The manuscript was given to Richard Stoltzman by Foss just before his death. Foss and Stoltzman concertized together for many years but never played this work. Stoltzman edited this beautiful work and presented the world premiere transcription for clarinet and piano in 2014. We are honored to publish this Foss gem in Richard’s Stoltzman’s series for clarinet. Available through Hal Leonard HL00144421.
George Gershwin – Three Preludes for Clarinet and Piano
Taking inspiration from Jascha Heifetz’ masterful transcription of George Gershwin’s wonderfully original Three Preludes, editor Charles Neidich has created a piece that functions as a real duet between clarinet and piano. Rather then simply transpose the Heifetz violin part, Neidich adapted the work to fit the clarinet, taking what works well and changing other parts, often returning to Gershwin’s original to the fit the character of the clarinet. The transcription includes an A clarinet part in E minor for those who find the 2nd Preludes original key of D# minor daunting. Available through Hal Leonard HL00144422.