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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001415.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Exchanging Instruments
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 19:19:06 -0500

On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Richard White wrote:
> Greetings:
> I was wondering how those of you who perform in chamber music venues feel
> about using different instruments for different movements of the same
> composition. i.e., from Bb to A and back again.
>
> In the case of my Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, the key centers would seem
> to dictate a change of instrument rather than require the clarinetist to
> play in what would seem to be an awkward key. The other factors - range and
> color change - are not applicable.
> Richard White - Composer - Who invites you to visit him at:

Richard,

I premiered a work by a composer named Richard Weinhorst, who wrote a
one movement work for Clarinet and Harp......can't remember the title
right now.....and I ended up rescoring the middle section for a quick
switch to A Clarinet......specifically because the key area was so
treacherous and difficult. On A Clarinet, it was simple.....and the
switch was easy. The composer had no problem with the idea....and away we
went! The performance went well.....we later performed it later on the
radio....live.

Roger Garrett
IWU

   
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