Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Dr. Eric Mandat


This paper provides extended program notes on works for clarinet from the late twentieth century, giving historical context and analysis for each of the four pieces. These pieces were prepared and performed for the author’s Master’s Recital given on April 22nd, 2023. The first piece, Dancing Solo, was composed by Libby Larsen in 1994 for solo clarinet. The second piece is Fantasy (… those harbor lights), composed by Joan Tower in 1983 for clarinet and piano. The third piece is Time Pieces by Robert Muczynski composed in 1983 for clarinet and piano. The fourth is Tricolor Capers by Eric Mandat composed in 1980 for solo clarinet.