Instrumentation: Bb Clarinet, Piano
After I had composed Chanson for flute and piano, a clarinettist friend of its recipient felt that a companion piece for clarinet and piano was needed.
As time passed and nothing was forthcoming, the reminders continued until, when presented with the piece, the comment gave rise to its title!
At that point, I didn’t know it would be followed by Song for Janet.
This current piece contrasts a fairly lively section in 5/4 with a more contemplative central section, showcasing the tonal qualities of the clarinet. The 5/4 section returns to lead into a fitting climax.