The purpose of this document is to provide clarinetists with a performance guide for Óscar Navarro’s Concerto No. 2 for Clarinet and Orchestra, or Wind Band. A biography of the composer, as well as an annotated bibliography of Navarro's works for clarinet, illustrates his expansion of the repertoire and significance as a contemporary composer. An analysis examines Navarro’s integration of flamenco, minimalism, and New Age styles in the context of this concerto. An interview with the composer via email furthers the understanding of his compositional process. The final portion of the document examines the use of extended techniques, trill fingerings, and challenging passages to provide the performer with practice strategies.
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