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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000208.txt from 1994/01

From: James Langdell <James.Langdell@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Ave Maria
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1994 15:40:58 -0500

Ron Monsen asked "How many of you out there perform
the Scottische Bilder of Wolf? Robert Scott connections? These are
not transcription but are rarely if ever performed. I wonder why?"

I'm not familiar with that music. Are these songs by Hugo Wolf,
of which the vocal line could be played on the clarinet?
Please tell more.

There's a vast number of Scot/Irish/Welsh/English folksong
settings by Beethoven for voice, violin, cello, and piano.
Sometime I'd like to try playing some with the clarinet on the
vocal line. There's also a set of about a dozen Irish songs
by Weber in similar chamber settings, but I've never seen them
in print. Does anyone know of a source for these?

--James Langdell
Sun Microsystems Mountain View, Calif.

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