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List of Works

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The Clarke Estate is currently managed by Christopher Johnson, of Brooklyn, NY. Please contact us for information about her estate. I acknowledge the valuable contribution made by Johnson in 1977, when he cataloged Clarke’s works in consultation with her. Many of the dates are speculative, since Clarke was recalling 50-60 or more years in the past. I have tried to verify this catalog where possible, and have made emendations and additions.

Instrumental Works      Vocal Works      Choral Works

TitleScoringFirst Perform/
Dedication
Manuscript
Sources
Date of
Comp./
Completion
Pub.
Theme and VariationsPianoMentioned in Clarke's memoir, believed lost. Premiered March 24, 2003 (London), Ian Jones.Discovered in Clarke estate in 2002.1907-8Unpublished
Preludetwo violins, pianoMentioned in Clarke's memoir, believed lost. Premiered March 24, 2003 (London), Ian Jones, piano, Lorraine McAslan and David Juritz, Violin.Discovered in Clarke estate in 2002.1907-8Prairie Dawg Press, 2012 (errata list available here)
Danse Bizarretwo violins, pianoMentioned in Clarke's memoir, believed lost. Premiered March 24, 2003 (London), Ian Jones, piano, Lorraine McAslan and David Juritz, Violin.Discovered in Clarke estate in 2002.1907-8Prairie Dawg Press, 2012 (errata list available here)
Nocturnetwo violins, pianoMentioned in Clarke's memoir, believed lost. Premiered March 24, 2003 (London), Ian Jones, piano, Lorraine McAslan and David Juritz, Violin.Discovered in Clarke estate in 2002.1907-8Prairie Dawg Press, 2012 (errata list available here)
Finaletwo violins, pianoMentioned in Clarke's memoir, believed lost. Premiered March 24, 2003 (London), Ian Jones, piano, Lorraine McAslan and David Juritz, Violin.Discovered in Clarke estate in 2002.1907-8Incomplete; Unpublished
Sonata
(single movement)
violin, pianoIncomplete; presumably part of a set with the above three movements.Discovered in Clarke estate in 2002.1907-8Incomplete; Unpublished
Sonata
(three movements)
violin, pianoFirst perf. Sept 21, 2000, Joanna Kurkowicz, violin and Vivian Chang-Freiheit, piano. Brandeis Univ.RC Estate1907-9Violin Music by Women: A Graded Anthology, Vol. 4: Advanced, II. Andante quasi Adagio from Sonata in D major, 2009
Lullabyviola, pianoin Clarke s performance repertoire in 1910sRC Estate1909OUP, 2002
Lullaby
(on an ancient Irish tune)
viola, piano UnknownRC Estate1913OUP, 2002
Lullabyviola, pianoin Clarke s performance repertoire in 1910sRC Estate1918OUP, 2002
Lullaby and Grotesqueviola
(or violin), cello
Clarke and May Mukle, 1918 or earlierNo known MS of either version?1916OUP, 1930; reprinted 2005; assigned OUP 2010
Untitled movementviola, pianoUnknownRC Estate1917-18OUP, 2002
Morpheusviola, pianoClarke and Katharine Ruth Heyman; New York, Aeolian Hall, 13 Feb 1918. Written under pseudonym Anthony TrentRC Estate1917OUP, 2002; assigned OUP 2010
Sonataviola (or cello), pianoSept. 1919, Berkshire Festival of Chamber Music, by Louis Bailly and Harold Bauer/ Ded. To Mrs. E.S. CoolidgeLibrary of Congress3 July 1919Chester, 1921; reprinted NY: DaCapo, 1986, Hildegard, 1999; the public domain score and parts are available from IMSLP
Chinese Puzzleviolin, pianoPerf. by Constance Izard, 1921RC Estate (violin part)
1921OUP, 1925. Viola arrangement, OUP, 2002. Original reprinted 2005
Epiloguecello, pianoTo Guilhermina SuggiaRC Estate1921?OUP, 2003
Trioviolin, cello, pianoRunner up in Berkshire competition, 1921/ perf. by the Elschuco Trio, Feb 1922, New York CityLibrary of Congress1921Winthrop Rogers, 1928, reprinted DaCapo 1981, Boosey and Hawkes, 1994
Rhapsodycello, pianoCommissioned by and ded. to E.S. Coolidge/ Perf. Sept 1923 at Berkshire Festival by Myra Hess and May MukleLibrary of Congress29 Aug 1923Unpublished
Comodo et amabilestring quartetPerf. Sept. 25, 1999, by the Lydian String Quartet (Brandeis University)RC Estate (includes parts and sketches)1924OUP, 2004;
Midsummer Moonviolin, pianoTo Adila Fachiri/ perf. by Fachiri (violin) and Bertram Harrison (piano) 12 May 1924, LondonUnknownApril 1924OUP, 1926, reprinted 2005
Chinese Puzzlefl, violin, viola, celloArrangement of the 1921 piece for the Aeolian Ensemble in 1926RC Estate1925Unpublished
Poemstring quartetPerf. at Music Library Association, Berkeley, Ca. 1994RC Estate (parts, and pencil draft, sketches), and U.C. Berkeley (titled score)1926Published as "Adagio," OUP, 2004
CortégepianoTo William BuschRC Estate?1930, rev. in 1970sUnpublished
Untitled, 2 pieces for two instruments.One with two treble clef parts;
one with treble and bass clef parts.
Compositional studies. Treble and bass clef piece survives incomplete.RC Estate?1940Incomplete; Unpublished
Dumkaviolin, viola, pianoUnknownRC Estate, includes sketches, one of which is titled Duo Concertante for Violin and Viola with Piano?1941OUP, 2004
Prelude, Allegro, and Pastoraleviola, clarinetAt ISCM Festival, Berkeley, Ca. Aug 1942RC Estate, photocopy at U.C. Berkeley,MS Copy by Burnett Tuthill in the Library of Congress1941OUP, 2000
Passacaglia
(on an Old English Tune, attributed to Tallis)
viola (or cello), pianoby Clarke, NYC/Ded to "B.B." the composer's niece Magdalen.draft of a violin version in RC estate?1941G. Schirmer, Chappell (U.K.)1943;
Hildegard, 2001
Combined Carolsstring quartet; and arr. for string orchA contrapuntal arrangement of Christmas carols/On WQXR Radio in the 1940sRC Estate and Eastman School of Music1941String quartet & arr. for string orch, Prairie Dawg Press, 2012 (String orch. errata list available here)
I'll bid my heart be still
(Old Scottish border melody)
Viola (or cello), pianoWritten for James Friskin, shortly before his marriage to ClarkeRC Estate1944Viola, OUP, 2002; Cello, OUP, 2003
Daybreak
[also listed as vocal work]
voice, string quartetText J. DonneInk working copy in RC Estate?1940Prairie Dawg Press, 2012 (errata list available here)
Poemvoice, string quartetPerf. at Music Library Association, Berkeley, Ca. 1994Ink working copy in RC Estate1926Published as "Adagio," OUP, 2004