New Works

Our Composer In Residence, Leo Schwartz, is among several talented composers who have created new works for the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble. If you love to compose for clarinets and would like to have an opportunity to hear your work performed, let us know. We love to encourage and premiere new works.



New Compositions by Leo Schwartz

So It Goes with Rose
Septet: 1 bass, 6 Bb’s

Song and Dance
Quartet: 3 Bb’s, 1 bass

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (composed for Rose Sperrazza)
Clarinet, Piano, and Baritone

Tres Canciones
Clarinet ensemble and Counter Tenor

Invincible Summer
Quartet: Eb, 2 Bb’s, 1 bass



Works By Other Composers: 

Pathway to Clarity for five clarinets by Shelley Foster Gurin
Combinations of Eb, Bb, Bass, and Contra Bass

Whispers and Incantations by Lawrence Axelrod
E-flat, 8 or more Bb, 1 or more Bass, 1 Contrabass

Pursuits of Happiness by Eric Mandat
Sextet: Eb, 3 Bb’s, Basset Horn, Bass Clarinet

Ruth, rubric-rational: realisms-relations by Jeffrey Kowalkowski
Clarinet ensemble and synthesizer

Three Venezuelan Dances by Jorge Montilla
Quintet: Eb, 3 Bb’s, Bass Clarinet