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Sonata for Bb Clarinet and Piano

Camden Music (CM109) - 1995

Philip Gates' ‘Clarinet Sonata’ of 1995 is coloured to a certain extent by Latin-American influences. These are most readily apparent in the high-spirited finale, but also inform the dramatic first movement and the intense melancholy of the central ‘Cantabile’.

This piece has been recorded on the SHELLWOOD Label production Clarinet and Flute Sonatas (SWCD15) by the work's dedicatee, Thomas Kelly and the composer. The album is available for purchase here .