Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major is one of the most famous wind concertos in the repertoire, and in fact it was the last work he completed. The 2nd or slow movement in particular frequently appears on albums of relaxing or "chill-out" classical music, and has been used on films such as "Out of Africa". The work was originally composed for Basset Clarinet, an instrument with a few extra keys capable of lower notes than the traditional clarinet. However it is normally played on a modern "Clarinet in A". The video below lets you see the sheet music being played in Sibelius, and below that you can play the mp3 file and see the sheet music before downloading.
In concertos the soloist is the star, and can add elements of individuality to their performance. In this movement for example the solo clarinet would be expected to show off by playing a cadenza where the pause appears in bar 59. We have included a small example cadenza in this mfiles version, and the sheet music is included in the Solo Clarinet Part. However the clarinetist should feel free to create their own cadenza and experiment with other changes. For practicing you may find our arrangement of this movement for Clarinet and Piano useful.
If you have a B-flat clarinet, the full concerto for clarinet and piano is available from the Music Room.
Here is a video of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (2nd Movement) score:
The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (2nd Movement) score or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (2nd Movement) score or alternatively edit/play the midi file.
The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (2nd Movement) score in PDF format.