Caprice for Clarinets

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Clare Grundman

Clare Grundman

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General Info

Year: 1961
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $16.99


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Caprice for Clarinets by Clare Grundman features the entire clarinet section performing as a clarinet choir. It is interesting to focus on just one section of the ensemble and to observe that that is is capable of standing alone.

Clare Ewing Grundman was one of the most prolific and highly respected composers for band on the American scene. His activities include score and arrangements for radio, television, motion pictures, ballet and Broadway musicals.

- Program Note by William V. Johnson for the Cuesta Wind Ensemble concert program, 21 May 1994.


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Missouri: Woodwind.Clarinet.B-Flat.Quartet.Grade B
  • Missouri: Woodwind.Clarinet.Mixed.Quartet.Grade B
  • Missouri: Woodwind.Clarinet.Quartet.Grade C
  • New York: 34 43 CLARINET QUARTET LEVEL 3
  • Ohio: 457 - CLARINET CHOIRS B
  • Ohio: 456 - MIXED CLARINET 4TETS B
  • Wisconsin: Event 3324 Clarinet Quartet Class B


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)

All Wind Works


  • Grundman, C. (1961). Caprice for Clarinets; Four B♭ Clarinets, or Mixed Clarinet Quartet, or Clarinet Choir [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [New York].