Act Without Words

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Clarinet in B flat| 15′ActWoWordsCoveractwowordsp3



Title: Act Without Words
Luna Pearl Woolf
Year Composed:
For clarinet in Bb
Duration: 15′

Format: Full score
Catalogue Number:

Printed Edition Price:  $30.00 
PDF Edition Price:  $25.00 USD


Act Without Words is a setting of the wordless play by Samuel Beckett, to be performed by a single clarinetist. The score is carefully synchronized to the action and staging of the play.

The clarinet can transition from silly to serious without even blinking, which Beckett does as well. The play has really black humor, so we’re going to laugh as this man is going through this horrible journey. I really loved the idea of solo clarinet for all of that.


Renata Rakova and Michael Mohammed in Act Without Words I. | Credit: Kevin Fryer

Composer Luna Pearl Woolf discusses the process behind her composition here.

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