Suite for clarinet and string orchestra

Jim McGrath
Jim McGrath
Composition Date: 2000
Duration: 00:13:35


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x String orchestra
Programme Note:
The first movement of Suite for Clarinet and String Orchestra, Hannah's Dance, is a lilting waltz and was inspired by the theme to the CBC radio show Music for a While. It is named after my youngest daughter, a fine dancer. The following three movements include a Satie-esque Pastorale, a sneaky Andante Misterioso and Hoedown, and end with a whirlwind Vivace that I recently adapted for an episode of CBC's The Nature of Things about bees.

Premiere Information:
Manta Sound
30 Jan 2000
Joaquin Valdepenas, clarinet
Studio string ensemble, Mark Skazinetsky, concertmaster
Jim McGrath, conductor

recorded at Manta Sound by Mike Duncan
mixed by Ron Searles


  • Call Number:
  • AR3150
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 18, 2013
  • Type:
  • Sound recording, archival
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 streaming audio file ; (13:35)
    This is a streaming audio track, part of the CentreStreams project. CentreStreams is made possible through the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada and CBC Radio 2.
    Ceci est une piste de son en continu, du projet Musiflots. Musiflots a été mis sur pied grâce au soutien du ministère du Patrimoine canadien, du Trust pour la préservation de l'audiovisuel et de CBC Radio 2.
  • Additional Information:
  • I Hannah's Dance
    II Pastorale
    III Andante Misterioso
    IV Veloce
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