Klarinet Archive - Posting 000234.txt from 1997/09
From: Bert Six <bert.six@-----.com>
Subj: Re: treble clef
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 02:21:18 -0400
Ok, I tried to reply to this message before, but since I have a new
e-mail address (the list is being forwarded to me), I don't seem to be
able to send messages to the list anymore.
This is the answer to your question, Mark. And I don't want to be
bragging or anything, but this is the right one. I guess.
The Bb clarinet as we know it is also called the soprano clarinet. Now,
take the soprano part in a choir and you'll see a treble clef. Can you
see the link? Why do they use the treble clef for other clarinets as
well then? (alto, bass, A,...) Because it was easy, I think. I have seen
some bass clarinet parts that were written in the bass clef, but like
only 2 times in the 18 years that I am on this planet.
Sometimes, simple logic can do the job!