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Initially composed in 1907 for bass voice and piano; Habanera by Maurice Ravel was transcribed for Bb clarinet and piano for this edition. Based on a Cuban Contradanza; it features a special habanera rhythm and is generally performed with sung lyrics. In this edition; the clarinet is a substitute for the voice. While composing this piece; Maurice Ravel was also working on two pieces with Spanish influence: The Spanish Rhapsody and The Spanish Hour. This edition; which can be used for recitals and exams; will enlighten clarinet players. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) is a French composer is famous for his Impressionist contributions. He wrote numerous pieces; including Daphnis and Chloé and the famous Bollero.