Often a festival selection, Morris’ Jazz Sonata provides a change of pace for the clarinetist. The jazz rhythms and interplay between the piano and clarinet make this piece so fun to play and hear.
Jazz Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
The first movement of this work is in jazz-pop style with many time signature changes and shifted accents. The piano’s rhythms weave around the clarinet’s melody, making an interesting rhythmic structure. The second movement is very lyrical. The third movement is marked funky, and presents a real rhythmic challenge to both players. All three movements use extended tonalities. A fun piece!
• Late intermediate
• Duration 13 minutes.
•a good festival selection