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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000061.txt from 2001/02

Subj: Re: [kl] Mendellsohn Op. 113
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 09:55:38 -0500

At 11:48 PM 02/02/2001 -0800, you wrote:
> Tonight's faculty concert was interesting because the husband and
>wife team played a basset horn piece that appears on Roger Garrett's
>Extended Clarinets! disc (I'm guessing that Roger plays the basset horn
>on this disc?) except that they played it with a pair of A's --- namely,
>Mendellsohn's Concertpiece for Two Clarinets op. 113.
> It sounded good to me on a pair of A's. I suppose this shows that
>good music is good music even when the instruments change over the

I do play it on basset horn - primarily because the range of the work
extends to a low C on the F Basset Horn. This would be the equivalent of
an F concert a little over an octave lower than the Bb counterpart. Also -
I just really enjoy the basset horn - punching out the lower octave is a
real hoot!

I've never heard the version for A clarinets - are you sure it was not Bbs
as most of the arrangements call for?

Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Advisor, IWU Recording Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3121

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