Transcribing Charles Ives Violin Sonatas Nos 1 and 3 for clarinet

Date of Award




Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)


Music Performance

First Committee Member

Margaret Donaghue-Flavin - Committee Chair


The chamber music of Charles Ives is largely underrepresented in modern performance. This study has taken two of Ives' Violin Sonatas and transformed them into works for the clarinet. The main objective of this project was to create the clarinet transcriptions that are included in the appendix of this document. However, the process of transcribing these pieces has also incorporated other topics relating to transcription and performance from the perspective of a clarinetist. The lecture and document go into both the personal details and the technical aspects involved in tackling a project of this nature. Both the written and recorded can be used as resources for clarinetists and other performers who are looking to expand their repertoire and explore new music. A final result of this lecture, are the premiere performances and recordings of the Ives Sonatas Nos. 1 and 3 for clarinet and piano.**This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy, DVD and a CD as part of the dissertation). The CD requires the following system requirements: Windows MediaPlayer or RealPlayer.



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