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Score/Parts available at sheet music plus

The Sonata for Clarinet and Piano was commissioned by

Dr. Lea Steffens, who gave the first performance February 2, 2019, with the composer at the piano.

I. Fanfare

The Baroque style main theme is jubilant!

II. Soft Breeze Over Moonlit Lake

The Zen-like title reflects the peaceful serenity evoked by the music


III. Pastorale

This movement owes some of its rustic “dancey-ness” to Beethoven's 6th symphony


IV. Finale

The final movement soon erupts into a volcano of intensity

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Performer Snapshot


Lea Steffens holds the positions of bass clarinet/associate principal with the Fresno Philharmonic, principal clarinet / concertmaster with Long Beach Municipal Band, and principal clarinet with South Coast Symphony. She has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan and has recorded movie and TV soundtracks for Sony, Walt Disney/Pixar, HBO, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount, and DreamWorks. 

I sat down with Lea to discuss: "just HOW "Klezmer" should we go with this?..."

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