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The first piece I wrote in New Mexico was a little piece for clarinet and piano called Three Studies of Children, written for a recital given by my fiancée, Bonnie Buchanan, whom I had met at school in Kansas. Though the piece had no direct connection with New Mexico, I remember feeling incredibly free while writing it. It was indeed like a vacation in paradise, and I was sharing it with Bonnie. I was like the children in the piece I had written. Yet children epitomize our human predicament–they feel everything more–both pleasure and pain.

Table of Contents

I. March II. Serenade III. Dance


Three-movement sonata for B-flat clarinet and piano

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The three movements (in their entirety) may be heard and downloaded at


M. Mauldin


sonata, clarinet, piano, childhood, pastiche

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Musical Score


Duration: 13:20. A "pastiche" which celebrates (rather than mocks) childhood and early 20th-century chamber music. Copyright: 2013 M Mauldin. Licensed by ASCAP #885253250.

01 Track 1.mp3 (7808 kB)
I. March

02 Track 2.mp3 (7713 kB)
II. Serenade

03 Track 3.mp3 (7197 kB)
III. Dance