Klarinet Archive - Posting 001212.txt from 1998/03
From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: I'm sooooooooo lazy....
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:12:03 -0500
At that time, a pro player might be expected to have an A, a B flat , and
a C. It seems plausible to think that Berlioz used A / B flat mainly
according to the key, and the C with some regard to the "mood" (relating
to the background programme) of the music.
On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Shouryu Nohe wrote:
> Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:13:41 -0700 (MST)
> From: Shouryu Nohe <jnohe@-----.edu>
> To: Clarinet People <klarinet@-----.us>
> Subject: I'm sooooooooo lazy....
> Okay, I recently got ahold of the score to Symphonie Fantastique.
> Marvelous piece, always loved it, blah blah blah.
> (Actually, the end of the fourth movement is the coolest...He's on the
> scaffold, the clarinet whines out the whore's theme one last time...and a
> sforzando to chop off the bugger's head...the pizzicato for his head
> bouncing in the basket is a great touch too...then the entire orchestra:
> "He's deaaaaad! He's deaaaaad! He's deaaaaad!" Man...what an awesome
> Oh, wait, I had a point to make, didn't I?
> No...I had question. That's it.
> Anyways, I got the part, and the first movement was scored for clarinet in
> Sib, or Bb, as it were, and the next in A, and after that, in Bb again.
> Fourth movement was in C, and the final in Eb.
> Was the late classical/early romantic clarinet that bad that three
> different clarinets had to be used? Or did they just do transposing for
> the C and A parts?
> (Yes, I realize that I could go and research this. And yes, Dr. Borchert,
> I know that it is something you'd rather have me do. But it's 9 at night,
> and I'm lazy. :P ... of course, you could always dock my grade
> Anyways...that's all. ^_^
> Shouryu Nohe
> Professor of SCSM102, New Mexico State Univ.
> http://web.nmsu.edu/~jnohe; ICQ 6771552
> Coffee Drinker, Musician, Otaku, Jesus Freak, Admirer of Women
> (Not necessarily in that order)
> "If Shinji is denser than lead, then Rei Ayanami is off the atomic
> scale!" - Sohryuu Asuka