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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000197.txt from 1998/03

From: "Donald Walkner" <>
Subj: Re: Bass clarinet solo with band
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 23:49:45 -0500

I asked this same question on the list a couple months back. What I ended
up doing was playing the original Concertino for Bb clarinet on bass. I
ended up using it for all my college auditions. It works well, and is
challenging enough for an advanced player.


>Greg Barrett:
>> Please recommend advanced pieces for solo bass clarinet and band. The
>> more notes per second the better.
>Kendor Music, Inc published an arrangement of Von Weber's Concertino for
>Clarinet and Wind Band. Good arrangement. Even better: Kendor also
>published an arrangement of the Concertino for Bass Clarinet and Piano.
>The bass arrangement of the Concertino is the purest and truest
>arrangement that I have ever seen of the Concertino; it's done by Don
>McCathren and Marcel Frank. (I can't name the other arrangements for
>clarinet off the top of my head, except for the Pamela Weston version,
>which I've seen most often. Anyhow, most of them seem watered down to
>some extent.)
>Now, my suggestion? Take the solo part from the bass Concertino and use
>it with the Band arrangement. Believe me, it works! I've done it!
>Shouryu Nohe
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