|Title||Fauré: Andante from Sonata Op.109|
Bass Clarinet & Piano
|Range||Extended range instrument required|
The 'cello sonata Op.109 is one of the later works of Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), displaying his compositional style at its most advanced. While the piece as a whole is idiomatic to the 'cello, the second movement, a beautiful Andante is quite effective in this transcription for bass clarinet and piano. The movement would make a lovely addition to a recital program, perhaps as an encore.
An extended-range instrument is required to maintain the range of the original work, but a few phrases could easily be adjusted to allow the piece to be played on an instrument to low E-flat. The original key has been maintained, placing the bass clarinetist in the comfortable key of a minor.
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation!
Piano score: 8 pages, spiral bound
Part: 2 pages, single sheet