Klarinet Archive - Posting 001076.txt from 1997/09
From: "Craig E. G. Countryman" <cegc@-----.net>
Subj: Re: Eb clarinets in band
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 22:37:41 -0400
I like the Eb, and I think it really adds a nice sound to the clarinet
section. It is especially helpful on high parts where the high C on Eb
is equivilent to altissimo F for the 1st Bb Clarinet. Also, the parts
may double the flute and piccolo, but many times the instrument plays in
clarinet choir sections, and adds a distinctive flavor.
I am probably biased because I really love the instrument, and lobby
hard to get to play it, but I think that while there may not be so much
of a loss in its absence, the positive impacts are tremendous when it is
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