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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001080.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Eb clarinets in band
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 23:07:19 -0400

The Eb clarinet, played well....is a terrific instrument! Clarinet choirs
would be lost without them....although Ab soparino is taking it a step too
far! some of the best band works with Eb clarinet: Holst Suites, Gordon
Jacob Original Suite, Holst Hammersmith, Persichetti Symphony No. 6,
Dahl Sinfonietta, Grainger Lincolnshire Posy (and other Grainger
works).....

Roger Garrett

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Craig E. G. Countryman wrote:

> 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
> present.
>
> --
> Craig Countryman
> cegc@-----.net
> http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/1711
>
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>
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>
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>

   
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