Concerto for B-flat Clarinet and Wind Orchestra

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (ed. Oliver Seely)

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The title of this work (though not this edition) may also appear as Concertstück : for clarinet and wind orchestra : E-flat major.

General Info

Year: 1878 / 2000
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Free


Full Score
Solo B-flat Clarinet
Flauto Piccolo
Flauti I-II
Oboi I-II
Faggoti I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This modern edition was prepared for the members of the Huntington Beach Concert Band, Hunting Beach, CA. Assigned to the public domain.

- Program Note from score

Of his works for band, Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov wrote in Annals of My Musical Life, “During the years 1876-1877, I composed, sort of by the way, variations for oboe based on Glinka’s song What, Young Beauty, and a concerto for trombone, both of these accompanied by military band. These compositions were performed at the Kronstadt concerts under my direction. These works were written, first of all, to present something different and, secondly, to help me master the unfamiliar virtuoso style, with its solo, tutti, cadenzas, and so forth. The Finale of the trombone concerto was not half bad, and was effectively orchestrated.

My third and last composition in this category was Concertstück for Clarinet and Military Band, but it was not performed at the Kronstadt concert because I did not like the heavy accompaniment at the rehearsal.”

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Lynn Conservatory of Music (Boca Raton, Fla.) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Amis, conductor; Cameron Hewes, clarinet)– 14 January 2017

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