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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001337.txt from 1998/04

From: Harlan Landes <>
Subj: Re: Audition Piece
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 19:28:56 -0400

As a player who has "been there, done that..."

Back in my high school years in NJ (not *too* long ago), for
regional/all-state auditions, there were four pieces that generally

Hindemith Sonata, Mozart Concerto (1st mvt only I believe), von Weber
Concertino, and Rabaud Contest Solo.

As an educator, I don't think I'd change that list. IMHO, each piece
will show pretty well what the player can or cannot do.


David C. Blumberg wrote:
> I've been asked to give my opinion on what to recommend as the District
> (regional) Auditions Solo Piece. Here in Penn. we use 3 (or 4) solos and
> rotate them yearly. They are in the process of changing the list.
> My question is:
> What are 4 pieces that you would like to have on the Audition List for
> Clarinet?
> This is for High School students, and must not cost more then $10 per piece
> so as to be affordable to all students. ($10 is the criterion, not by my
> choice). Must be a solo (w/piano or unaccomp.) selection, NOT an etude.
> The piece must be challenging enough to determine the best players, but not
> so hard that ONLY the best players can do it.
> I want to hear from both Judges, and players who have been there, done that.

-- Harlan Landes ... hlandes@-----. ICQ #4538821 --
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