Pour clarinette et piano. Cette partition est la version révisée (2011) de l'édition initiale parue en 2006 et révisée en 2007. Il s'agit d'une adaptation de la sonate pour alto et piano. Photocopie; l'original se trouve au CMC Montréal.
My Sonata for Viola and piano was commissioned by Jutta Puchhammer in 2006. This clarinet and piano sonata is an adaptation of that work. In two movements, the work lasts about 13 minutes. Like all my instrumental music, it refers to classical forms, which however take unexpected turns. Salient moments recur, but with unexpected new continuations. The first movement starts with a dramatic, rising gesture. This is mysteriously echoed in the piano, and leads to an inward, singing theme in the viola. A second idea, with insistent, repeated notes, follows, and then leads to another quiet, sections. The mysterious character, from the opening, returns, and the work seems to be starting over. But this time the rising phrase takes a new turn. Leaving behind a long, held note, senza vibrato, in the viola, the piano plays quiet, harp-like arpeggios, as the viola line slowly rises. At the top of this phrase, the viola returns to normal, expressive playing (con vibrato) and the piano accompanies it, with a cool, wandering figure. This leads to a new, schezando theme. A short transition brings back the repeated note idea, which now grows into an insistent, emphatic coda. The second movement has a quiet introduction. Then the same material appears in a more vigorous character. Some contrapuntal development leads to a climax, followed by a lyrical section, derived from the introduction, which culminates in another climax. A long, quiet, middle section, in lowest registers of the viola and the piano, eventually brings back the lyrical second theme, now more expensive. The final section begins with a quick variant of the opening material, and gradually speeds up to a broad climax, ending the work on a defiant note.