Bass Clarinet Bibliography

Sextets with bass clarinet



Addison, J. Sextet, fl, ob, ehn, cl, bcl, bsn.

Adler, S. 7 Epigrams, 2fl, ob, cl, bcl, bsn. Oxford University Press, London. Buy the music!

Adler, S. 6 Epigrams, pic, fl, ob, cl, bcl, bsn. Oxford University Press, London.

Aitken, Robert. A little ground for Max, vln, tpt, bcl, db, perc, pf. 1997, Canadian Music Centre.

Albright, William. Danse Macabre, fl, cl/bcl, vln, vlc, pf, perc. 1971.

Amy, G. Alpha-Beth, fl, ob, cl, bcl, bsn, hn. Heugel, Paris.

** Antunes, Jorge. Amerika 500, fl, bcl, perc, pf, vla, vlc. 1992.


Balada, L. Geometrias, fl, ob, cl/bcl, tpt, bsn, perc. 1966, General Music Publishers, Los Angeles.

Barry, Gerald. Bob, cl, cl/bcl, vln, vlc, mar, pf. 1989, Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

Barry, Gerald. Sextet, cl/bcl, tpt, 2mar, pf, db. 1992-1993, Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

* Bartos, Jan Z. Concerto, bcl, pf, string quartet.

Bassett, Leslie. Sextet, fl, afl, cl, bcl, vlc, db. 1979, American Music Center.

Bellemare, Gilles. Argutie, fl, bln, cl, bcl, vlc, pf. 1982, Canadian Music Centre.

Bibalo, Antonio. The Savage: 4 Impressions for 6 Players, fl/afl/pic, cl/bcl/sax, vln, vlc, pf, perc. 1982-83, Norwegian Music Information Centre.

Birtwistle, H. Nenia on the Death of Orpheus, S, 3bcl, pf, crotales. 1970, Universal Edition.

Blake, Michael. The Seasons, 2cl/bcl, gtr, perc, vln, vlc. 1987-88, Bardic Edition.

Bozza, E. Lucioles, e-flat cl, 2cl, basset hn, bcl, cbcl. Alphonse Leduc. Buy the music!

Brant, H. Headhunt, tbn, bsn, bcl, db/vlc, chimes, timp. 1962, MCA Music, New York.

Braun, Yehezkel. Soundtrack, bcl, tpt, 3perc, db. 1963/1994, Israel Music Institute.

Brennan, John Wolf. Frictions, fl, bcl, vib, vln, vla, vlc. Duration 10'. 1993, Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

Britten, Benjamin. Movement for Wind Sextet, fl, ob, cl, bcl, bsn, hn. 1930, Faber Music.

Brownlee, Philip. tendril and nebula, cl, bcl, btbn, perc, vlc, cb. 1999, Center for New Zealand Music.

Bumcke, G. Sextet in A-flat, Op. 19, ehn, cl, bcl, bsn, sax, waldhorn.

Buren, John van. Tiefenwirkungen II, solo vlc, bcl, bsn, vla, vlc, db. Peermusic Classical.

Butterfield, Christopher. Empress of Russia, bcl, tpt, 2perc, pf, db. 1991, Canadian Music Centre.


Carpenter, Gary. Da capo, afl, ehn, bcl, pf, vla, vlc. British Music Collection.

Chambers, Wendy. Phrase Construction, 2 ob, bsn, bcl, trb, perc (trap set). 1979, American Music Center.

Cherney, B. Notturno, fl/afl, ob/ehn, cl/bcl, bsn, hn, pf. 1974.

Chou, Wen-Chung. Yuko, vln, fl, ehn, bcl, tbn, perc. Edition Peters.

Cohen, Douglas. Movement through stasis, fl/pic, bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1992, American Music Center.

Covell, Grant. In Der Nacht, Bar, cl, bcl, snare dr, vla, vlc. 1993, American Music Center.

Cresswell, Lyell. MacPherson's Rant, vln, cb, hn, cl, bcl, pf. 1976, Center for New Zealand Music.

Cytron, W. Confrontation, cl, ssax, bcl, tpt, flhn, tbn. McGinnis & Marx, New York.


Dalby, Martin. The dancer Eduardova, vln, vlc, pic, bcl, pf, perc. 1981, Novello. The British Library.

Daugherty, Michael. Jackie's Song, vlc, fl, bcl, vln, perc, pf. Peermusic Classical.

Davies, Peter Maxwell. Antechrist, pic, bcl, 2-3perc, vln, vlc. 1967, British Music Collection.

Davies, Peter Maxwell. Bairns of Brugh, pic, bcl, perc/mar, pf, vla, vlc. 1981, British Music Collection.

Davies, Peter Maxwell. Farewell - a Fancye, afl, bcl, perc/mar, pf, vla, vlc. 1986, British Music Collection.

Deane, Raymond. November Songs, T/Mez, ob, bcl, pf, vln, vlc. 1990, Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

Diamond, Arline. Largo for six instruments, fl, bcl, tpt, tam-tam, elec gtr, db. 1965, American Music Center.

Diethe. Romance, 2ob, cl, bcl, hn, bsn.

Druckman, Jacob. Bo, perc, hrp, bcl, 3 female voices. 1979, Boosey & Hawkes. American Music Center.


Eigenfeldt, Arne. Zigzag, fl, asax, bcl, vln, vla, db. 1995/96, Canadian Music Centre.

** Eisma, Will. Le cheval mort, Mezzo, bcl, pf, perc, 2synth, tape.


Fitch, Keith. Dancing the Shadows, fl/pic, cl/bcl, vln, vlc, pf, perc. 1994, Non Sequitur Music.

Fox, Christopher. Leap Like the Hart, bcl, tpt, 2perc, pf, db. 1989, British Music Collection.

Fricker, P. Serenade #1, Op. 34, fl, cl, bcl, vla, vlc, hp. 1959, Schott.


Gabriel, Wolfgang. Three Canticles, op. 90, S, S, A, 2cl, bcl. On poems of Carl Sandburg. Dedicated to Michael Davenport. Duration 9 minutes. 2004.

Grange, Philip. Cimmerian Nocturne, pic, bcl, perc/mar, pf, vln, vlc. 1979, British Music Collection.

Grant, James. Sextet for Bass Clarinet and Strings.

  • Recorded 2013 by clarinetist William Helmers with the Philomusica Quartet, Potenza Music.

Gribbin, Deidre. Cease, 2cl/bcl/whistle, vla, vlc/whistle, db/whistle, pf. 1995, Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

Gustavson, Mark. A Fool's Journey, fl/pic/afl, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1999, G&G Music Publishing, New York. (212) 727-2686. Commissioned and premiered by Parnassus in New York City.


Harbison, John. Serenade in two movements for six players, fl, cl, bcl, vln, vla, vlc. 1978, American Music Center.

Hatch, Peter. Endangered worlds for wind sextet, fl, ob, cl, bcl, bsn, hn. 1996, Canadian Music Centre.

Hazzard, P. Expression, fl, cl, bcl, 2tpt, perc. Seesaw, New York. Buy the music!

Hazzard, P. Music in Counterpoint, 2fl, 2cl, bcl, bsn. Seesaw, New York. Buy the music!

Heidel, Ida Helene. Pipe Project, fl, bcl, bsn, hn, perc, ceramic pots, tape. 1993, Norwegian Music Information Centre.

Heim, Norman M. Elegy, clarinet ensemble, 3cl, acl, bcl, cacl. 1976, Kendor Music. American Music Center.

Hellawell, Piers. Quem Quaeritis, S, cl, bcl, vla, vlc, db. Duration 8'. 1995/98, Maecenas Music, Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

Herving, Richard. Chamber Music for Six Players, fl, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, db. 1976, Associated Music Publishers. Schirmer.

Hoover, Jeffrey. For six, fl, cl, bcl, hn, trb, pf (perc). 1989, American Music Center.

Horwood, Michael S. Splinters, cl, bcl, tba, vla, db, perc. 1981, American Music Center.


Impett, Jonathan. Cassation, e-flat cl/bcl, tpt, perc, pf, vlc, elec. British Music Collection.

Ingoldsby, Thomas. Te Rerioa, fl/pic, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. British Music Collection.

Isaacs, M. So it Does, cl/bcl, fl/afl, vln, vla, vlc, pf. 1987, Australian Music Centre.


Jacob, W. Komposition 5/7, fl, bcl, tpt, vln, vla, vlc. Breitkopf & Härtel. Buy the music!

Jaffe, Stephen. Arch, fl, cl, bcl, vln, vlc, db. 1981, American Music Center.

Janácek, Leos. Mládi, fl/afl/pic, ob, cl, bsn, hn, bcl. 1924, Bärenreiter. Buy the music!

  • Recorded by Harry Sparnaay, Fodor Quintet, Fodor Quintet with Harry Sparnaay, OTR C69031.

Jarvinen, Arthur. Isoluminaries, fl, bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1995, Leisure Planet Music.

Jones, Nicholas J. In the Grey of the Dawn, fl/pic/afl, cl/bcl, perc:mar/vib, pf, vln, vlc. British Music Collection.

Josephs, Wilfred. Papageno Variations, fl/pic, ob, cl, bcl, bsn, hn. 1989, British Music Collection. The British Library.


Karren, L. Humoristic Scenes, fl, ob, cl, bcl, cbsn, hn.

Kell, Richard. Three Characters, 4cl, 2bcl. 1981, British Music Collection.

Kelterborn, R. Varianti, fl, cl/bcl, tpt, vln, vla, vlc. Otto Heinrich Noetzel, Germany.

Kitzke, Jerome P. A Keening wish, Nar, cl, bcl, voice, db, b drum. 1988, American Composers Alliance. American Music Center. Peermusic Classical.

Kost, Josef. Cinq Poèmes, fl, cl, bcl, vln, vla, vlc. 1985/95, Swiss Music Information Centre.

Kucharzyk, Henry. All thumbs, tpt, bcl, 2perc, pf, db. 1991, Canadian Music Centre.

Kucharzyk, Henry. Us and them, tpt, bcl, synth, 2perc, db. 1990, Canadian Music Centre.


Lam, Bun-Ching. Social accidents, fl/afl/picc, bcl, vln, acc, pf, perc. 1988, American Music Center.

Le Siege, Annette. Phidian, 2fl, afl, bcl, vib, pf. Seesaw Music, New York.

Leef, Yinam. The Invisible Carmel, S, ob/ehn, cl/bcl, vln, db, perc. 1982, Israel Music Institute.

LeFanu, Nicola. Sextet, fl/afl/pic, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1996, British Music Collection.

Lobbett, Gary. Resti Euta, fl/pic, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1995, British Music Collection.

* Lucký, Stepán. Concertino, bcl, pf, 2vln, vla, vlc.

Lunden, L. Quadrille, 2fl, 2cl, bcl, bsn. Chester.

Lunden, L. Queen Christina's Song, 2fl, 2cl, bcl, bsn. Southern Music.


Mackinnon. Suite, 2fl, 2cl, bcl, bsn. Southern Music.

Mamlok, Ursula. Sextet, fl/pic, cl, bcl, vln, db, pf. 1978, Peters. American Music Center. Buy the music!

Marcus, Bunita. Parent terrain, cl, bcl, vlc, db, 2 perc. 1977, American Music Center.

Mason, Benedict. Sonata da camera, S, bcl/e-flat cl, asax/ssax, perc, vln, vlc. 1987, Chester Music.

Matthews, Colin. To Compose without the Least Knowledge of Music, fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn, bcl. 1991, British Music Collection. Faber Music.

Matuszcyak, B. A Chamber Drama, Bar, A, bcl, vlc, db, perc, tape.

McGuire, Edward. Euphoria, fl/afl/pic, cl/bcl, perc:mar, pf, vln, vlc. 1980, British Music Collection.

McGuire, Edward. Rebirth, fl/afl, cl/bcl, perc, pf/cel, vln, vlc. 1974, British Music Collection.

Mead, Andrew Washburn. Chamber Symphony, ob, bcl, vla, db, perc, pno. 1985, American Music Center.

Meier, Hans-Jürg. fl, bcl, vla, vlc, 2perc. 1993, Swiss Music Information Centre.

** Meijering, Chiel. Cycle of time, 3cl, 2bcl, cbcl.

** Meijering, Chiel. Hitting back, 3cl, 2bcl, cbcl.

** Meijering, Chiel. Uitkuisen, bcl, perc, 2vln, vla, vlc.

Meijering, Chiel. You can't keep a good man down, 6bcl or bcl, tape. 1991, Donemus.

Mosko, Stephen L. Psychotropes, fl/pic, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1993, Leisure Planet Music.

Mulvey, Grainne. Sextet Uno, pic/fl/afl, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1997, Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.


Nicholson, George. Movements, cl/ecl/bcl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla. 1983, British Music Collection.

Nordenstrom, G. Palm Springs Sextet, fl/pic, ob, cl, bcl, hn, bsn. Barenreiter & Neuwerk, Nutley, New Jersey.

Northcott, Bayan. Sextet, fl/pic, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1985, British Music Collection.


Ocker, David. Pride and Foolishness, fl, cl/bcl, pf, mar/vib, vln, vlc. 1986, Leisure Planet Music.


Pelletier, Marie. Sextuor, fl, bsn, bcl, vln, vlc, cb. 1986, Canadian Music Centre.

Primosch, James. Sacra Conversazione, fl/pic/afl, cl/bcl, vln, vlc, pf, perc, tape. 1994, Merion Music. Buy the score!

Pritchard, Gwyn. Lollay, Lollay, ca, bcl, perc, pf, vla, vlc. 1983, British Music Collection.

Pritchard, Gwyn. Madrigal, fl/afl/pic, ob/ehn, cl/bcl, harp, 2perc. 1988, British Music Collection.

Psathas, John. Terra, cl, bcl, btbn, vlc, cb, perc. Promethean Editions, Center for New Zealand Music.



Rakowski, David. A Loose Gathering of Words, S, cl, bcl, vla, vlc, db. 1995, C.F. Peters Corp. American Music Center. Buy the music!

Ran, Shulamit. O, The Chimneys, Mez, fl, cl/bcl, vlc, pf, perc, tape. 1969, Theodore Presser.

Rands, Bernard. deja, fl/afl, cl/bcl, pf, perc, vla, vlc. 1972, European American Music Distributors Corporation.

Raxach, Enrique. Estrofas, fl, bcl, vln, vlc, db, perc. 1962, Edition Tonos, New York. Seesaw Music, New York.

Read, G. Nine by Six, Op. 86, fl/pic, ob/ehn, cl/bcl, tpt, hn, bsn. 1950, Dictionary of Contemporary Music.

Rebner, W. Sextett, fl, ob, cl, bcl, hn, bsn. Edition Modern.

Reif, Paul. Sextet, vla, 3lc, bcl, tpt. Seesaw Music Corp. American Music Center. Buy the music!

Rimmer, John. Serenade, 2fl, afl, bcl, xyl, vib. Duration 14'. 1967, Center for New Zealand Music.

Ringborn, N. Wind Sextet, ob, ehn, cl, bcl, bsn, hn. 1959.

Rolfe, James. Railway street, solo bcl, pf, perc, vln, vlc, db. 1991, Canadian Music Centre.

Rovenstrunck, B. Kammerkonzert, bcl, vln, vla, vlc, db, perc. Edition Modern.

Ruggerio, C. Dance Music, fl/pic, ob, bcl, 3perc.


Sahl, Michael. Chamber song, voice, cl, bcl, pf, vln, vc. 1960, American Music Center.

Sanders, Noel. Tailgater, cl, db, vlc, perc, btbn, bcl. Duration 8'. 1999, Center for New Zealand Music.

Saxton, Robert. The Sentinel of the Rainbow, fl/afl/pic, cl/bcl/ecl, perc, pf/cel, vln/vla, vlc. 1984, British Music Collection.

Schickele, Peter. Cool Clear Walter, vla d'amore, 3fl, bcl, cb. 1962, Elkan-Vogel.

Schidlowsky, Leon. Concerto for 6 Instruments, cl, bcl, tpt, xyl, pf, timp. 1957.

Schidlowsky, Leon. Sextet, fl/pic, cl/bcl, vln, vlc, perc, pf. 1970, Israel Music Institute.

Schoenberg, Arnold. Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, V, fl/pic, cl/bcl, vln/vla, vlc, pf. Universal Edition. Buy the score! Buy the parts!

Schwantner, Joseph. Music of Amber, fl, cl/bcl, vln, vlc, pf, perc. 1981, European American Music Distributors Corporation. Buy the music!

Sindberg, Magnus. Ur, cl/bcl, vln, vla, vlc, cb, live elec. Edition Wilhelm Hansen.

Smallman, Jeff. The Encounter, e-flat cl, 4cl, bcl. 1995, Eighth Note Publications.

Smallman, Jeff. The Search, e-flat cl, 4cl, bcl. 1995, Eighth Note Publications.

Smetanin, M. Strange Attractions, bcl, fl, vln, vla, vlc, pf. 1990.

Southgate, Sir William. Friends, vln, vlc, bcl, tpt, tbn, fl. Duration 23'. 1974, Center for New Zealand Music.

Stalheim, Jostein. A - AB - ABS av same rot: Tvil 2, fl/pic, ob/ehn, cl/bcl, acc, hn, bsn. 1992, Norwegian Music Information Centre.

Stalheim, Jostein. Glimpses of a Daylight, fl, bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. Duration 8'. 1989, Norwegian Music Information Centre.

* Stedron, Milos. Folk Suite, bcl, pf, 2vln, vla, vlc.

Stewart, Frank. Theme and Undulations, 3cl, acl, bcl, cbcl. Seesaw Music, New York.

Stockhausen, Karlheinz. Kreuzspeil, ob, bcl, pf, 3perc. 1951, Universal Edition. Buy the music!

** Straesser, Joep. Ouverture, bcl, pf, 2vln, vla, vlc. 1980.

Sur, Donald. Catena III, fl, bcl, 2 perc, vln, vlc. 1976, American Music Center.

Svensson, S. Sextet, fl, ob, cl, bcl, bsn, hn. Eriks Musikhandel & Forlag, Sweden.

Swack, Irwin. Dance Episodes, ob, cl, bcl, hn, tpt, b trb. 1967, American Music Center.


Thomson, Virgil. Barcarolle, fl, ob, ehn, cl, bcl, bsn. 1944, Schirmer. Buy the music!

Tower, Joan. Black Topaz, pf, cl/bcl, tpt, tbn, 2perc. 1976, Schirmer. Buy the music!

Tremblay, George. Sextet, fl, ob, cl, tsax, bcl, bsn. 1968, American Composers Alliance.

Trow, Karel. Matiere, voice, fl, bcl, bsn, vla, vlc. Donemus.



Vandor, I. Serenata, fl, bcl, hn, vla, vlc, hp. 1964, Editioni Suvini Zerboni.

Vine, C. Miniature 4, cl/bcl, fl, vln, vla, vlc, pf. 1988, Chester Music.

* Vorlová, Sláva. Corelationi III, bcl, pf, 2vln, vla, vlc.


Waring, Rob. Concerto for Vibraphone and Chamber Ensemble, vib, fl, bcl, vln, vlc, timp. 1984, Norwegian Music Information Centre.

Webern, Anton. 5 Spiritual Songs, Op. 15, V, fl, cl/bcl, tpt, hp, vln/vla. 1921, Universal Edition. Buy the parts! Buy the score!

Weir, Judith. King Harald Sails to Byzantium, afl, bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1977, British Music Collection.

Westergaard, P. Variations, fl/pic, cl/bcl, vln, vlc, pf, perc. Alexander Broude, Inc., New York.

Westlake, Nigel. Entomology, bcl/e-flat cl, fl/afl/pic, vln, vlc, perc, pf, tape. 1990, Australian Music Centre.

Westlake, Nigel. Refractions at Summer-cloud Bay, bcl, e-flat cl, fl/afl/pic, vln, vla, vlc. 1990, Australian Music Centre.

* Wiefler, Florian. Serenata, bcl, fl, hn, pf, vla, vlc.

Winther, Terje. Respiral, tpt, 2cl, hn, bcl, perc, tape. 1985-86, Norwegian Music Information Centre.

Wolosoff, Bruce. Linguistics: 4 poems by Robert Kelly, Mez, fl/pic, bcl, vln, vc, pf. 1988, American Music Center.

Woolrich, John. The Iron Cockerel Sings, fl, ob, cl, bcl, hn, bn. 1998, British Music Collection.

Wozniak, Chad. Concerto in G Major, Op. 97, bcl, bsn, 2vln, vla, vlc. 3 movements, duration 18 minutes. 1988.



Yi, Chen. Near Distance, fl/afl, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vlc. 1988, Theodore Presser.


Zavala, Mercedes. La apoteosis nocturna de Andoar, fl/pic, cl/bcl, pf, perc, vln, vlc. 1998.

Zelenka, I. Fruh-Stuck, afl, bcl, hn, tbn, vla, gtr. Edition Modern.

Zobel, Emely. Dargow IV, Op. 1, fl/voice, bcl, hn, trb, vlc, db. Furore Verlag.

Zobel, Emely. Krzyk Op. 7: "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir", fl/pic, bcl, hn, trb, vlc, db. Furore Verlag.

Zwilich, Ellen. Chamber Symphony, fl/pic, cl/bcl, vln, vla, vlc, pf. 1979, Merion Music. Buy the music!

* Repertoire of Josef Horak
** Repertoire of Harry Sparnaay
+ Repertoire of Henri Bok