Klarinet Archive - Posting 000751.txt from 1995/03
From: Thomas Labadorf <Labadorf@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Solo works for Bass Clarinet
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 15:41:56 -0500
On 27 March Benjamin Maas wrote,
transcribing the prelude to the Bach G-major cello suite for bass. I found
it to be a great excercise in transposition, bass-cleff reading, and
interval practice. I also played two pieces that were originally written
for solo clarinet. I played the Sutermeister Capriccio, and the Wilson
Osbourne (sp?) Rhapsody.
The one solo piece written especially for bass that I have worked on a
little is Donald Martino's Strata for solo bass clarinet. It is quite
difficult and has some extended techniques.
These are pretty good suggestions, but if you really want to kick some ?!*%
play a transcription of Eric Dolphy's improvisation to "God Bless the Child."
It is challenging! Uses the complete range of the instrument up to high
'f', very fast in sections and musical throughout. You can sit down with a
recording and transcribe it yourself, or ask me for a copy. I am willing to
sell it for cost of photocopy, postage and some for handling.
The recording to listen to: Eric Dolphy Copenhagen Concert. Prestige
Records c1973, Distributed by Fantasy Records, 10th & Parker Berkeley, CA
Take a listen and the let me know what you think.