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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001415.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
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:


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

Roger Garrett

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