The title Chansonnier is a French word which refers to any collection of medieval manuscripts containing songs of troubadours. The titles of the movements are derived from these medieval songs (Bergerette; Lyrica; Ballata) An early music sound inspired by the combination of harp and winds was the underlying origin of each movement. Catherine's lyrical writing is a wonderful addition to the chamber music repertoire. The Clarinet part can be played by either a B-flat or A Clarinet.