Clarinet Sonata (Howells)
The music is typical of Howells's improvised sound world and is technically challenging, with sweeping arpeggiated figurations. The piece is also available transcribed for the B♭ clarinet from Boosey and Hawkes's music archive.
It has been conjectured that the work is based on a sonata written for oboe, but withdrawn following criticisms by its original dedicatee, Léon Goossens.
The two movements have the main tempo indications:
- Con moto, dolce e con tenerezza
- Allegro, ritmico, con brio
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