||Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (2008) by Dr. Justin Writer was written for clarinetist David Carter. This work explores both the aggressive and somber qualities of the clarinet. The first movement is rhythmically energetic and mostly atonal with much of the material derived from a twelve-tone row. The first movement is a small tribute to the important American composer Elliott Carter who turned one hundred in 2008. The second movement, in great contrast to the first, uses minimal music material. This contrast provides the backdrop for the clarinet to demonstrate its expressive qualities. The third and final movement attempts to combine and summarize the dichotomy of the first two movements. Performance time: 11:30. Also available as a PDF.