Scenes from a Parisian Café (Bb Clarinet & Piano)

Written in 2013, Scenes from a Parisian Cafe is  a collection of 14 concert and educational pieces for beginner to intermediate Bb Clarinet (roughly grades 2 – 5). Despite being originally written for the UK educational and exam market, the pieces have found a market with a much wider audience worldwide and are now very popular concert pieces in their own right, both individually, and in custom chosen groups by each each performer. The entire collection has also been performed on many occasions in full, as part of concerts, and music/art installations.

The pieces cover the course of a day in a Parisian scene, from morning to night, and cover a range of tempos and styles with something to suit any occasion and mood. With a total length of 27 mins, this is exciting collection for any concert, educational, or fun repertoire requirements. 

The 38 page score (with 18 page part booklet) comes with an accompanying CD features a full demonstration track (Clarinet with Piano) and a piano-only backing track for each piece.  The pieces are also available as PDF downloads, as both a collection and individually.

Piece Listing: 

1. (9 a.m.) Morning on the Square 
2. (10 a.m.) Bandoneon Dances 
3. (11 a.m.) Wandering 
4. (12 p.m.) …And the Band Pass By 
5. (1 p.m.) Poco Loco 
6. (2 p.m.) Hither Thither 
7. (3 p.m.) Then the Rains Came 
8. (4 p.m.) Whispers in the Rain 
9. (5 p.m.) One Sixty Six 
10. (6 p.m.) The Lady of the Lake 
11. (7 p.m.) One The Terrace 
12. (8 p.m.) Clear the Decks! 
13. (9 p.m.) The Jazz Singer 
14. (10 p.m.) When the Stars Came Out


The sheet music can be bought online from the following places:

  • AmazonUK: Physical copies of the book for UK delivery
  • eBay UK: Physical copies of the book for worldwide delivery


Please consider buying from the composer wherever possible because, contrary to popular belief, composers don’t make loads of money and they rely  on commissions and sheet music sales/licensing to live on whilst they spend all their available time writing more fabulous music for you!


YouTube playlist of the whole of Scenes from a Parisian Cafe


Links to watch and buy individual pieces online:

Morning on the Square: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC
Bandoneon Dances: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC  
Wandering: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC
…And the Band Pass By: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC  
Poco Loco: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC  
Hither Thither: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC  
Then the Rains Came: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC  
Whispers in the Rain: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC  
One Sixty Six: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC
The Lady of the Lake: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC  
One The Terrace: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC
Clear the Decks!: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC
The Jazz Singer: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC
When the Stars Came Out: WATCH VIDEOBUY SHEET MUSIC


Scenes from a Parisian Cafe is also available in an edition for Alto Saxophone (with other editions forthcoming too – please contact us for requirements).

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