Judith Bailey: Clarinet Concerto Op. 35


This work was first composed for clarinet and full orchestra in 1978 and originally designated as Op. 17. It was given its first performance the following year by the Southampton Concert Orchestra with the principal clarinettist as the soloist. In 1988 it was revised and rescored for clarinet and strings, and has since been performed several times in that form by amateur societies, notably by the St. Mewan Strings of Cornwall under Alan Slaughter with Geoffrey Pearson as soloist. The concerto is in three movements lasting just over ten minutes with a central Andante being flanked by two quick movements.