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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000327.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Weber's Concertino
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 16:03:08 -0400

On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, Craig E. Countryman wrote:
> Does anyone have any suggestions for appropriate metronome markings in
> the 6/8 portion of Weber's Concertino, Op. 26. Presently, I am using
> dotted quarter @-----.

Lots of personal opinions will vary.....I like it on the quick side! 96+

> Also, I am playing the piece with band and we are looking for cuts. Any
> ideas on how to cut with disturbing the continuity? I am planning on
> cutting from the end of the clarinet solo at "Variation 2" (the
> sixteenth notes runs in the 4/4 section) to eight bars before the
> clarinet solo begins at the Risoluto portion of the 6/8 (where the 1
> 2+3+4+5+6+ runs commence). We may need to cut further still though, so
> any additional hints would be helpful.

Standard cuts include eliminating the opening section (blasphemy! they
scream) and starting at the theme, and cutting the middle slow section
right before the 6/8 (oh no.....just a bunch of scales then!).. Eliminate
the repeat in the 3rd variation.

I remember my dad's high school band playing this piece with four
clarinets in unison........sounded like one clarinet! Kind of reminds me
of the Polacca being played by the first clarinet section of the U. of
Mich. band in 1961 and recording it for Vanguard.....very impressive.
They cut out the recitative.......*hopefull look*

Roger Garrett

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