James Rae is such a prolific editor, arranger, and composer for Universal Edition's educational catalog, we might forget that he is also a dedicated composer of original concert works. UE presents Rae's new clarinet Sonata, which was premiered in 2014 by its dedicatée, clarinettist David Campbell. Enjoy sample excerpts of Movements 1 and 2 by Campbell with pianist Caroline Jaya-Ratnam on YouTube. For intermediate to advanced performers.
English composer, clarinetist and saxophonist James Rae has nearly 200 compositions to his credit, written for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles. His tutors and arrangements are known around the world for their inherent good taste and practical playability. At nearly 15 minutes duration, his three movement "Sonate in g-Moll" is a substantial work that, though serious in title, is light-hearted in effect. It is dedicated to clarinetist David Campbell. (…)
The Clarinet, June 2016 (Gregory Barrett)