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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000395.txt from 1994/05

From: James Langdell <James.Langdell@-----.COM>
Subj: Unaccompanied clarinet reference book
Date: Mon, 23 May 1994 12:24:40 -0400

Elisabeth Kelvin <kelvinel@-----.EDU> asked (on May 18):
>Does anyone know of books, articals or dissertations that have been
>written (or has written him/herself ) on the subject of analysis of
>unaccompanied works for clarinet? I am particularly interested in the
>60's -90's time period. I will be checking out the Cl.Mag. but if you
>have any other sources, I would be very interested in finding out about

The most extensive source I know of is

Solos for Unaccompanied Clarinet:
An Annotated Bibliography of Published Works
by James E. Gillespie. Jr.
Detroit Studies in Music Bibliography #28
Information Coordinators, Inc., 1973
1435-37 Randolph St.
Detroit, Michigan 48226
ISBN 911772-58-8

Looking at this book again raised some questions in my mind:

--The introduction mentioned that an unaccompanied work by
Victor Babin (of "Hillandale Waltzes" fame) was among
the works that were out of print, and thus not treated
in detail in Gillespie's study. Does anyone know if this
piece, "Divertissement Aspenois," is available currently?
It was originally published by Augener.

--Has anyone encountered any compositions by Willson Osborne
besides his wonderful "Rhapsody for Clarinet" and his
yet-unheard-by-me "Soliloquy for Unaccompanied Clarinet"?
I hope the publisher of the latter (Composers' Autograph
Publications) is still functioning.

And, does anyone know of a more recent book covering this
repertoire in anything close to the detail provided by
Gillespie? I'm sure many more unacccompanied works have
been composed or found their way into print in the past
two decades.

--James Langdell
Sun Microsystems Mountain View, Calif.

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