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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000245.txt from 1998/03

Subj: Re: Procaccini's Clown Music
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:41:48 -0500

As has been pointed out a number of times, Bb clarinets with a low Eb
exist. There have been reports here on klarinet that they were particularly
popular in Italy.

Gary Van Cott
Las Vegas, NV on 03/04/98 02:45:31 PM

Please respond to

cc: (bcc: Gary VanCott/NHIN)
Subject: Re: Procaccini's Clown Music

At 09:18 PM 10/9/97 -0500, you wrote:
>The woodwind quintet I'm playing in randomly grabbed a piece called "Clown
>Music", by Theresa Procaccini, out of the library. For some odd reason,
>soprano clarinet part has several too-low E-flat/D-sharps written. I have
>several questions:
>1. What's up with that?
>2. Is it a bad sign that the composer didn't bother to check the ranges of
>the instruments?
>3. Has anyone ever played this piece?
>3a. If so, did you play up an octave, or did you play another note in the
I simply transposed the necessary parts and played them on A clarinet.
> -Harlan
>Harlan Harris Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
> (217) 244-7202

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