John A. Bavicchi A Composer of great importance to all clarinetists

John A. Bavicchi was born in 1922 and has been a professor of composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston for more than 45 years. Of his many works , 36 are prominent to clarinetists, and include the following:

DIVERTIMENTO, Opus 1
(Violin, Clarinet & Trombone)

1. Allegro Composed: 1950 1st perf., 6/4/1951
2. Poco adagio Boston, Massachusetts
3. Allegro molto Duration: 9 min.
4. Allegro
Available from
BKJ Publications

TRIO NO. 1, Opus 4

(Viola, Clarinet & Piano) Composed in 1951 1st perf., 1/12/1952
Boston, Massachusetts
1. Molto allegro Duration:
2. Poco adagio 15 min. 30 sec.
3. Cadenza: moderato
Available from
BKJ Publications

FIVE DIALOGUES, Opus 7

(Two Clarinets) Composed in 1952 1st perf., 11/19/1952
Boston, Massachusetts
1. Allegro molto Duration:
2. Andante 5 min. 30 sec.
3. Poco adagio
4. Allegro moderato Published by
5. Allegro molto Oxford Press

CONCERTO FOR CLARINET
& STRING ORCHESTRA, Opus 11

1. Espressivo e con licenza Composed in 1954 1st perf., 5/14/1958
2. Ritmico Boston, Massachusetts
3. Riposato; energico Duration: 20 min. Felix Viscuglia, soloist
Roger Voisin, cond.
Piano Score
Published by
Oxford Press
Full score on rental from Oxford Press

TRIO NO. 2, Opus 13

(Cello, Clarinet & Piano) Composed in 1954 1st perf., 3/17/1955
Boston, Massachusetts
1. Comodo Duration:
2. Sentito 17 min. 30 sec.
3. Vivo
Available from
BKJ Publications

SONATA NO. 3, Opus 20

(No. 1 for unaccompanied clarinet) Composed in 1956 1st perf. 1/6/1957
Boston, Massachusetts
1. Very fast and rhythmic Duration: 6 min.
2. Slowly and expressively
3. Fast with spirit Published by
Oxford Press

SIX DUETS, Opus 27

(Flute and Clarinet) Composed in 1957 1st perf., 4/25/1957
Providence, Rhode Island
1. Non Troppo allegro Duration: 11 min.
2. Deciso
3. Moderator Published by
4. Spiritoso Oxford Press
5. Adagio
6. Con Vigore

TRIO NO. 4, Opus 33 (33A)

(Violin, Clarinet & Piano) (or Harp) Composed in 1958 1st perf., 1/13/1963
New York, New York
1. Comodo Duration:
2. Quieto 12 min. 30 sec.
3. Lesto
Available from
BKJ Publications

FANTASY, Opus 36

Harp & Chamber Orchestra Composed in 1959 1st perf., 3/18/1960
Fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, Strings New York; Cooper Union Orch.
Duration: 10 min. Assunta dell�Aquila, solo harp;
Howard Shanet, cond.
Available from
BKJ Publications
SONATA NO. 9, Opus 38

(No. 2 for unaccompanied clarinet) Composed in 1959 1st perf., 9/2/1960
Concord, Massachusetts

1. Comodo Duration: 7 min.
2. Sentito
3. Lesto Published by
Oxford Press

A MUSICAL SKETCH-BOOK, Opus 41

Flute (Alone and with FL, Ob, Composed in 1960
Cl, Bn, & Pf)
Duration: 9 min.

Published by
Minus 500 Publishing

QUINTET NO. 1, Opus 43

(N0. 1 for Woodwind Quintet) Composed in 1961 1st perf., 5/19/1963
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Symphony Woodwind Quintet. G. Carey, Flut;, S. Flesher,Oboe;S. Friedland,Clarinet;.R. Pandolfi,Horn;David Beadle, Bsn.

1. Precipitoso Duration:
2. Espansivo 14 min. 30 sec.
3. Agitato
4. Vigoroso Available from
BKJ Publications

SUITE NO. 2, Opus 46
for clarinet ensemble

(Eb. 3Bb, Alto, Bass, Contrabass) Composed in 1961 1st perf., 11/16/1966
Eugene, Oregon
1. Robusto Duration: R. Wagner, cond.
2. Spiritoso 9 min. 30 sec.
3. Misterioso
4. Ardito e misurato Available from
BKJ Publications

CLARINET HANDBOOK, Opus 47

(for Recorders, Opus 47A) Composed in 1962 1st perf., 5/6/1969
Lexington, Massachusetts
No. 1-6 (Duets Eb, 2Bb, Bass) Duration: 10 min.
No. 7-10 (Trios Eb, 2Bb, Alto, Bass)
No. 11 (Quartet Eb, Bb, A, Bass) Published by
BKJ Publications
FIREWORKS, Opus 48

Fl, cl, hn, Bar. Voice ad lib, one perc. Composed in 1962
player (Ty, plus perc.) pf and strings
Duration:
19 min. 30 sec.

Available from (Commissioned by
BKJ Publications Robert Joffrey Ballet)

SONATA NO. 11, Opus 57

(Clarinet & Piano) Composed in 1969 1st perf., 4/1/1969
Plymouth, New Hampshire. Sherman Friedland,Kenneth Wolf

1. Feroce Duration: 14 min.
2. Molto adagio e con licenza
3. In modo di chorale: Available from
allegro moderato BKJ Publications

QUINTET NO. 2, Opus 58

(Prelude, Fugue & Coda for Composed in 1968 1st perf., 6/16/1973
Woodwind Quintet) Stafford, England

Duration: 4 min.

Available from
Seesaw Music Corp.

WOODWIND QUINTET NO. 2, Opus 64

1. Amabile Composed in 1973 1st perf., 4/27/1976
2. Leggermente Birmingham, England
3. Sentito Duration: 12 min.
4. Serioso
Available from
BKJ Publications

CONCERTANTE NO. 2, Opus 65

Fl, Cl solos with wind Composed: 1972-5 1st perf., 5/5/1976
ensemble Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 11 min.
Boston Conservatory
Available from Wind Ensemble
BKJ Publications John Corley, cond.

FOUR MINIATURES, Opus 71

(fl, ob, cl, bn) Composed in 1976 1st perf., 3/10/1977
Boston, Massachusetts

1. Deciso Duration: 10 min.
2. Con moto
3. Sentito Available from
4. Moderato BKJ Publications

TRIO FOR FLUTE, CLARINET, & BASSOON, Opus 86
(Trio No. 10)

1. Molto moderato Composed in 1983 1st perf., 12/7/1983
2. Allegro molto Boston, Massachusetts
3. Adagio assai Duration: 8 min.
4. Con brio
Available from
BKJ Publications

CONCERTO FOR CLARINET & WIND ENSEMBLE, Opus 87

Picc, 2Fl, 2Ob, 2Bn Composed in 1984 1st perf., 1/28/1986
4Cl, Bass Cl., 2Alto,   Titusville, Florida
Tenor, Bar, Solo Clarinet Duration: 16 min.
4Cnt (Trpt.), 4Hn, 3Trb, M.I.T. Band
Bar, Tuba, Timp, Available from John Corley, cond.
mallet, perc. BKJ Publications Sherman Friedland, solo

CANTO II, Opus 102

Solo Clarinet Composed in 1990 1st perf., 6/19/1993
Camden, Maine
Duration: 7 minutes

Published by
BKJ Publications

INFINITE PATIENCE, Opus 106

Mezzo Soprano, Clarinet in Bb, Composed in 1991 First Perf., 4/3/1993
and Piano Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 10 min.

Published by (Commissioned by the
(Poem of Richard Watson Gilder) BKJ Publications Harvard Musical Association)

QUINTET FOR CLARINET & STRINGS, Opus 109

Clarinet in Bb, String Quartet Composed: 1992-95

1. Amabile Duration: 14 minutes
2. Adagio-Allegro-Adagio Recording: CD-4
3. Allegro Assai (Commissioned by  Sherman Friedland)
BKJ Publications

SIX FOR TWO, Opus 125

Clarinet in Bb, Piano Composed in 2005 1st perf., 9/27/2007
Boston, Massachusetts,Sherman Friedland, clar, Jun Toguchi, Pf

1. Amabile Duration: 11 minutes
2. Moderato
3. Molto Adagio           
4. Allegro Moderato
5. Semplice  
6. Allegro

Published,BKJ.

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