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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000216.txt from 2001/04

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <nebuckman@-----.us>
Subj: RE: [kl] C clarinet
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 12:39:29 -0400

This is my PERSONAL preference. After dealing with transpositions for too
many years, I finally bought a real clarinet in C. In my OPINION, things
sound better and are easier to play the way they were originally written.

Nancy

Nancy E. Buckman, Technical Assistant
School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, Maryland 21012 USA
Phone 410-541-2316 Fax 410-541-2233
nebuckman@-----.us

> -----Original Message-----
> From: eric james [SMTP:eric_d_james@-----.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 10:55 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] C clarinet
>
> Hi to all clarinettists:
>
> I wonder if any of you can help me with a C clarinet problem I have. I am
> in
> the process of getting a work published. It is Harmoniemusik from the
> time of
> Mozart and deals with both horns and clarinets in various keys. The
> clarinets
> alternate between Bb and C instruments. The publisher wants all the parts
> to
> be printed for Bb clarinet and F horn. As a horn player, I know that it
> is
> actually more confusing to play music of this sort that has been
> transposed.
> The notes just don't look right. But I wonder how clarinettists see
> things.
> They have much more complex parts than horns. Is preferable to have C
> clarinet parts transposed to Bb or to play from the original C parts?
>
> My own preference is to publish the parts in their original keys and let
> performers make of them what they will. This would also address the
> proliferation of "authentic" performance groups. I've no idea what a
> classical C clarinettist would make of a Bb part. Any thoughts on the
> matter
> would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Eric James
>
>
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