Clarinet and Strings

Clarinet Music by Women Composers:
Clarinet and Strings

The following women composed chamber music for clarinet and string instruments. Composers are alphabetized by last name and grouped by century. Composers may appear in two tables. Click a composer’s name to read her biography, listen to musical examples of her clarinet compositions, and find purchase or download links for scores and parts.

18th Century

Last, First Name Title Instruments Date
Amalia, Anna Divertimento in B-flat Major Clarinet, viola, cello, piano 1780

19th Century

Last, First Name Title Instrumentation Date
Bottini, Marianna Quadriglia Clarinet, two violins, double bass c. 1800-1830
Farrenc, Louise Nonet in E♭, Op. 38 String quartet, wind quintet 1849
Trio in E♭, Op. 44 Clarinet, cello, piano 1854-56
Kralik, Mathilde Nonet Clarinet, 2 horns, bassoon, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello (string quartet),   
Vier Ländliche Szenen 2 Clarinets, viola, viola  
Deutsche Tänze aus der Ostmark 2 Clarinets, viola, cello  

20th Century

Last, First Name Title Instrumentation Date
Bauer, Marion Concertino Clarinet, oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello (string quartet) 1944
Beach, Amy Pastorale, Op. 151 Clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, horn (woodwind quintet) 1945
Bonis, Mel Suite dans le style ancien Clarinet, flute, violin, piano 1928
Clark, Rebecca Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale Clarinet, viola 1941
Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale; Clarinet, viola, piano 1941
Fromm-Michaels, Ilse Musica larga Clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello (clarinet-string quintet) 1944
Gideon, Miriam Trio Clarinet in A, cello, piano 1978
Gotkovsky, Ida Trio Clarinet, violin, piano  
Kern, Frida Octet Op. 3/11 Clarinet, oboe, horn, two violins, viola, cello, double bass 1926
Quintet Clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello 1933
Larsen, Libby Black Roller Clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, piano, violin, viola and cello 1981
Slang Clarinet, violin, piano 1994
Bally Deux 2 Clarinets, 2 Violins, viola, cello 2001
Lucas, Mary Trio Clarinet, viola, piano 1939
Duo Clarinet, viola 1941
Mamlok, Ursula When Summer Sang Clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano 1984
Rhapsody Clarinet, viola, piano  
Mulsant, Florentine Quatuor in Jubilo Clarinet, violin, cello, piano  
Sehested, Hilda Fynske Billeder  Clarinet, cello, piano 1920
Tailleferre, Germaine Image Clarinet, flute, 2 violins, viola, cello, celesta and piano 1918
Walker, Gwyneth Craftsbury Trio Clarinet, cello, piano  
An Adventure at Grannie’s Clarinet, cello, narrator  
Salem Reel Clarinet, cello, piano  
The Peacemakers Clarinet, violin, cello  

21st Century

Last, First Name Title Instrumentation Date
Feigin, Sarah Concerto, arr. for clarinet and string quartet  Clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello 2001
Fantasia, arr. for clarinet and string quartet Clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello 2009

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