Back to Bolivia
a quartet for clarinets

John Beckwith
John Beckwith
Composition Date: 2006
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Clarinet Quartets


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 4 x Clarinet
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Programme Note:
The title. Back to Bolivia is the sub-title of the alphabetical Volume 2 in the 1980 edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. A favorite among the twenty volumes of that famous publication, it is a treasury of research about people (Bartok, Beethoven, Bellini, Berg, Berio, Berlioz, Bizet, Blow, Boccherini), places (Baltimore, Berlin, Birmingham, Bolivia), and musical phenomena (bassoon, bell, bluegrass).


  • Call Number:
  • MI 5143 B397ba
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Clarinet Quartets
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 16, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (ii, 18 p.) ; 39 cm.
    20 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Instrumentation: Clarinet 1 in B flat. Clarinet 2 in B flat, doubling E flat clarinet. Clarinets 3 and 4 in B flat, both doubling bass clarinet in B flat.

    All players play from the score. The score is transposed: the B flat clarinets sound one tone lower than written, the B flat bass clarinets one minor ninth lower than written, and the E flat clarinet one minor third higher than written.
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