Clarke, Concert Arrangements and a Cadenza for viola and piano DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Violist Caroline Castleton’s doctoral dissertation topic was Rebecca Clarke as a performer. The fruit of her work can be found in this volume of arrangements by the composer herself, used in recitals and broadcasts during her career. Featuring three arrangements for viola and piano that Clarke created from works by Percy Grainger, Hubert Parry, and Stanley Marchant, the music also includes a cadenza Clarke wrote (and pasted into her music) for the third movement of the Handel/Casadesus B minor viola concerto. This first publication has been edited by Caroline Castleton and Christopher Johnson. Videos of the Grainger and the Clarke cadenza can be found below. Score and part included.
Cadenza begins at 4:32!