Klarinet Archive - Posting 000557.txt from 1996/01
From: Deane Johnson <deanejlo@-----.NET>
Subj: Re: Quartets
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 14:59:04 -0500
>I have been in search of some good clarinet quartets for a few years now, but I
>have not been very successful. I need a good quartet to play in a high school
>group. Any literature we have at our high school has been too easy for our
>group to play. It has also been a problem trying to find a piece that is
>appropriate for the levels of players we have. The first chair player has been
>the first chair in the state band since her sophomore year and is very
>The second chair player is very good although not near the level of the first
>player, and the third and fourth parts are good, but not outstanding. Please
>help me in my quest for a quartet to fit the level of players we have.
>3100 Ridgecrest Drive
>Hutchinson, KS 67502 USA
>(316) 669-0062 Voice
>(316) 663-6222 FAX
Try "Grand Quartet" by James Waterson, Southern Music Co. It is a fairly
long, classical style piece in 4 movements, moderately difficult in all 4
parts, especially 1st. 4th has the option of playing bass clar. Prelude
and Scherzo by David Bennett, Carl Fischer, Inc. is shorter and easier.
For fun, try Clarinet Marmalade, arranged by James "Red" McLeod, or That's
A-Plenty Arranged by Paul Nagle and Bill Holcombe, Musicians Publications,
PO Box 7169, W.Trenton, NJ 08628.