Over the years, I’ve written several articles about women clarinetists and women composers who wrote for the clarinet. (Articles linked below)
In the world of classical music, the contributions of women composers have historically been overlooked. For the past few years, I’ve compiled a list of works for clarinet written by women, and I’m excited to finally share this list with you. In this list, I’ve included music for solo clarinet up to five performers. Currently, this list includes 335 pieces! I hope this resource will help to promote the diverse voices and artistic achievements of women in the world of music and the clarinet community.
Please note that this list is not meant to be comprehensive. There are countless works written by women for the clarinet, and you can leave your recommendations in the comments section or by contacting me. I will be updating this list periodically, so check back for the latest version. The latest version date is included in the footer section of the document.
You can download the list of clarinet compositions written by women below.
I encourage you to learn more about these composers and their bodies of work, and I’ve included several articles and resources below for further exploration.
Here are some other articles I’ve written about women in clarinet history:
- Famous Female Clarinetists Throughout History
- 100 Famous Female Clarinetists
- 100 More Famous Female Clarinetists
- 101 Clarinet Compositions Written by Women
- Clarinet method and étude books written by women
- Clarinet HERstory – Eileen Tranmer; Caroline Schleicher-Krähmer