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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000147.txt from 1997/09

From: "Andrew Scholberg" <>
Subj: Re: C clarinet transposition
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 20:17:06 -0400


I don't have much experience at transposing, but once I was in an
orchestra that performed a Schubert overture, and the clarinet parts were
written for C clarinet. It never entered my mind to write out the
transposition because it was a breeze to transpose at sight.

I own a C clarinet -- an old Buffet Albert system -- but I didn't use it
for two reasons: 1) I'm not familiar with playing the Albert system; 2)
Some ignoramus had pounded a nail into the back of the instrument to create
a thumbrest. I carefully jimmied the nail out of the wood and had this
clarinet made into a lamp, which I now proudly display in my living room.

Andy Scholberg

> From: Robert and Deborah Shaw <>
> To: Klarinet <>
> Subject: Thanks
> Date: Wednesday, September 03, 1997 5:59 PM
> thanks to everyone who gave me info on transposing from a Bb part for A
> clarinet. I was able to do it correctly and turned a difficult part into
> a simple one.
> I am still working on my transposition skills on C clarinet parts
> by sight. Do most of you write out the parts when you have a C clarinet
> part, or read it by sight?
> Once again, Thanks
> Deborah

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