Clarinet Recital 2016

By: Vivianne Soforenko

Composer; Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven was born December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. His parents were Maria Magdalena van Beethoven, and Johann van Beethoven. When Beethoven was young he worked as the Assistant Court Organist, and made $83.80 a year. He has written many musical pieces, like his 9 different symphonies. Beethoven was never married or had any kids, so he was very lonely. After living for 56 years, he died of a liver disease on March 26, 1827.

Arranger; Bruce Pearson

Bruce Pearson grew up in Minnesota. He is a composer, arranger, and conductor. Pearson had directed bands of all ages and skill levels. He has also written the Standard of Excellence books, that help students learn how to play their instruments.

Facts About Myself

My name is Vivianne Joan Soforenko and I am 14 years old. I am in swimming, and lacrosse. When I grow up, I want to be a cardiac surgeon. I also want to attend Princeton University, or Harvard University.

Song; Turkish March

The Turkish March is often associated with the Ruins of Athens. It was first used in "6 Variations on an Original Theme". It is in 2/4 time and it is in B flat major. It was written by Ludwig Van Beethoven.


I love this project because I like learning a new solo and performing it for others. I also like the fact that I can research and learn about the solo that I chose. My one critique would be the fact that we have to use smart music. Sometimes it can be a little difficult to play with smart music. Overall, I enjoy the 4th Quarter project.


mp- mezzo-piano

f- forte

mf- mezzo-forte

p- piano

slur- perform notes as legato, do not tongue

staccato- shortened or detached notes

staff- lines meant to hold musical symbols

bar lines- separates measures

double bar line- ends the music piece

repeat sign-

treble clef- a clef placing G above middle C on the second-lowest line of the staff.

2/4 time- 2 quarter notes per every measure

accent- played louder than the other notes

breath mark- indicates when to take a breath

sharp- Raises the pitch of a note by one semitone.

crescendo- notes gradually are played louder

decrescendo- notes gradually are played softer

natural key- notes are played how they are originally supposed to be played

tenuto- notes are played for the full value