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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000376.txt from 1996/04

From: niethamer@-----.BITNET
Subj: Re: Help! - Barber Violin concerto, 3rd movt
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 1996 16:45:02 -0400

On Fri, 12 Apr 1996, Marguerite Baker-Nau wrote:

> I'm wondering has anybody played the Barber violin concerto recently or
> remember the difficult passage in the third movt? Anyway, it's eighth note
> triplets at quarter note equals 192. And of course it's all in the middle of
> the staff (pinkies are gettin a workout!). Will probably have to trade the
> passage off with the other clarinetist since the part is doubled. Any ideas
> or thoughts?

Marguerite -

I hava a copy of this in my file. Along with it is a copy of the
transposition to A clarinet which came from the publisher with the part.
Makes life a lot easier.

Got to run - I can hear the "Leeson Police" breathing down my neck!!!!!

BTW, Barber's first symphony is for Bb clarinet, and has long difficult
passages in the altissimo register in the key of Gb. Was this guy a

Seriously, does anyone know about Barber's depth of knowledge when it
comes to practical orchestration matters? These two examples don't look
so good.

David Niethamer

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