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
The three movements (in their entirety) may be heard and downloaded at https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/sets/sonata-for-clarinet-and-piano
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Mauldin, Michael D.. "Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: Three Studies of Children." (1971). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/651