Sonata in B flat major
Clarinet and keyboard
Composed by Francois Devienne (1759-1803). Edited by Nicholas Cox. Full score and part. Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH257-FSP).
Item Number: HH.HH257-FSP
ISBN 978 1 905779 49 9.
Devienne's sonatas for solo instrument and bass date from between 1788 and 1803, the year of the composer's death in a lunatic asylum at Charenton. They would certainly have contributed to the didactic material used at the new Paris Conservatoire, established in 1795, whose first professors taught the six-keyed clarinet (then the most widely available instrument) to the large number of military musicians in Napoleon Bonaparte's regimental bands.
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