Born in 1944, Francis Coiteux has led a successful career as a music professor and composer. Chant Des Clarines for Clarinet and Piano is a sublime addition to the repertoire.
Chant Des Clarines is suitable for clarinetists in their first year of music studies. Many features are included, such as semiquaver flourishes, variations in articulation, accidentals, scalic passages, use of a wide tessitura, and use of the sultry, lower register for melodic phrases. For all aspiring clarinetists, Coiteux's Chant Des Clarines is an inspiring addition to the repertoire.