Paul Jeanjean (1874 – 1928) was a noted French composer and clarinetist.
Jeanjean studied with one of the most important clarinet teachers, Chrysogone Cyrille Rose. His compositions for the clarinet are mainly studies for the practice of technical elements. Every year, the Paris Conservatoire would call on the clarinet teachers to compose music for their own use and also for their students. As a result we now have many sets of studies for the clarinet. While known primarily for his clarinet compositions, he also composed for other instruments, such as the bassoon and cornet.
His predilection for the instrument was no accident: Jeanjean was a highly regarded clarinetist, achieving renown first with the Band of the “Garde Republicaine” and later with the Classical Concert Orchestra at Monte Carlo.
Works for Winds
- Arabesque (arr. Saverino)
- Au Clair de la Lune (tr. Gogel; ed. Morgan)
- Carnival of Venice (arr. Fournier)
- Guisganderie (arr. Knox)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Paul Jeanjean." Accessed 16 August 2016
- Paul Jeanjean, Wikipedia Accessed 16 August 2016