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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000699.txt from 1995/03

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <el2@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Bass cl part in Poulenc "Gloria"
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 08:51:51 -0500

I believe that Kent Kennan in his Orchestration textbook says that 19th
century bass clarinet parts in bass clef have the transposition of a
major 2nd, but that in the 20th century it is customary to always use the
transposition of a major 9th, regardless of the clef. Neither rule was
always followed rigidly, so sometimes you have to check the context,
consider the range of the instrument, compare the part with those of
other instruments in the same range, etc.

Edwin Lacy
University of Evansville

On Mon, 27 Mar 1995, Andrea K Hakari wrote:

> OK, we're doing the entire Poulenc "Gloria" for oratorio this spring.
> The bass cl part is almost entirely in bass clef, save for a couple spots
> in treble clef. My question is, would I play the trble clef passages as
> I "normally" play treble clef parts, or would I kick those spots up an
> octave? We just started reading it today, and I played those parts as I
> normally would, and Luis didn't tell me otherwise, so I'm guessing I'm
> doing it right. Any discussion?
> --Andrea, bass clarinetist extraordinaire!!!
> ******************************************************************************
> Andrea Hakari Principal bass clarinet, St. Olaf Band
> St. Olaf College Bass clarinet, St. Olaf Orchestra
> Northfield, MN 55057 Director, St. Olaf Clarinet Choir
> (507) 646-6595
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> Freude"_, written by yours truly, will be premiered by the St.
> Olaf Band on its 21st annual Cathedral Concert, April 2, 1995,
> 4:00 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville, MN.

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