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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000174.txt from 1994/01

From: "Dr. Ronald P. Monsen" <RPMONS00@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Alec Wilder Sonata
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 1994 09:59:04 -0500

No other sonatas that I know of but there are a collection of student duets-
cute and sort of fun that were written for a brother and sister by the last
name of Clapp--hence a movement with "hand-clapping" etc.

There are several chamber works which feature the clarinet. Wilder used to
appear quite often at UW-Madison when I was a graduate student. John Barrows
was on the faculty and Glenn Bowen as well. Much of the music for winds was
performed by the Wingra Quintet and various members thereof. Barrows and
Bowen were close friends of the composer.

Ron Monsen

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