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Ebony Concerto

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

General Info

Year: 1946
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Clarinet and orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown   |   Score Only - $22.95


1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Moderato, Con moto, Moderato, Vivo


Full Score
Solo Bb Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone I-II
Baritone Saxophone
French Horn
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV-V
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Cymbal
  • Drum-set
  • Tom-Tom


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ebony Concerto was written for Woody Herman and his orchestra. It was introduced by that orchestra in a concert at Carnegie Hall, New York, on March 25, 1946.

- Program Note from score

Igor Stravinsky wrote the Ebony Concerto in 1945 (finishing the score on December 1) for the Woody Herman band known as the First Herd. It is one in a series of compositions commissioned by the bandleader/clarinetist featuring solo clarinet, and the score is dedicated to him. It was first performed on March 25, 1946 in Carnegie Hall in New York City, by Woody Herman's Band, conducted by Walter Hendl.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (George Vosburgh, conductor) – 29 September 2018
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Wind Symphony (Anthony C. Marinello, conductor; Anne Dervin, clarinet) – 16 September 2018
  • Lynn University (Boca Raton, Fla.) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Amis, conductor; James Abrahamson, clarinet) – 8 September 2018
  • Indiana State (Terre Haute, Indiana) Wind Orchestra (Timothy Foley, conductor; Kelley Rogers Niiyama, clarinet) – 25 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 North Central Division Conference, Ames, Iowa)
  • Southern Methodist University Wind Ensemble (Brent Buemi, Clarinet and Jack Delaney, Conductor) 3 October 2008
  • Cornell University Wind Ensemble (Richard Faria, Clarinet and Cyndi Johnston Turner, Conductor) 17 October 2008
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Wind Ensemble (Jane Carl, Clarinet and Steven Davis, Conductor) 30 October 2008 and 7 & 8 November 2008
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble (Ray Ricker, Clarinet and Bill Dobbins, Director) 15 June 2009

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