Works for mandolin(s) and guitar


Air de Ballet
Published in London, c. 1895. Note on the dedicatee: Mr & Mrs Samuel D. Warmcastle were wealthy US industrialists and philanthropists from the Pittsburgh area.

L’Allegro
Published in London, 1895. The Musical Herald (2 September 1895, p285) refers to this as a composition of "a high-class character".
There is a version of this piece for mandolin and piano on the ‘mandolin & piano’ page.

Cabaletta
From 1894. Original version for two mandolins and guitar:
There is a version of this piece for one mandolin and piano on the ‘mandolin & piano’ page.

La Gracieuse
Copyrighted 1901 in the U.S., but probably composed in UK several years earlier. Original version for two mandolins and guitar:
There is a version of this piece for one mandolin and piano on the ‘mandolin & piano’ page.

L'Idéal
c. 1894. Later republished as part of “Turner’s Mandoline Journal no. 40. Containing 6 select solos with pianoforte accomts. & a separate mandolin part in addition."
The original version of this piece for mandolin and piano is on the ‘mandolin & piano’ page.

Mémoires d'Amour
c. 1894. Original version for two mandolins and guitar.
There is a version of this piece for one mandolin and piano on the ‘mandolin & piano’ page.

Sancta Maria
1892. Daily News (London, 25 August 1892): “Music of the Day… The mandolin is an instrument which when well played is very popular. A very effective piece for mandolin (or violin) and piano, with extra part for second mandolin or violin ad lib., is ‘Sancta Maria,’ composed by Clara Ross.”
Modern typeset version for one or two mandolins and guitar:
There is a version of this piece for mandolin(s) and piano on the ‘mandolin & piano’ page.

Serenade
Published London, 1894.
Modernised version with guitar part by John Mackenzie:
There is a version of this piece for one mandolin and piano on the ‘mandolin & piano’ page.

Sicilienne
1893. The Musical Standard (16 Dec 1893, pp 488-9): “On Wednesday evening at Queen’s Gate Hall, Mrs. Hart-Dyke and Miss Clara Ross gave an evening concert at which their band of mandolinists, ‘The Kensington Mandolinists’, was the chief attraction. We have noticed the performances of these young ladies before, and on Wednesday they again gave evidence of the good training they have received. Among other pieces, they performed some clever compositions of Miss Clara Ross, one of which ‘Sicilienne,’ is brilliant, melodious and excellently suited to the capability of the instruments…”
Version for one mandolin & guitar, with a modernised guitar part by John Mackenzie:
There is a version of this piece for one mandolin and piano on the ‘mandolin & piano’ page.