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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000265.txt from 2001/07

Subj: Re: [kl] college audition pieces
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 04:57:51 -0400

At 07:34 PM 07/10/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> Well the main question is that I need some ideas of what pieces to play
>on my bass clarinet for my college auditions. I already have my clarinet
>music Saint-Saens Sonate mvt1 and 2. So if anyone has any suggestions please
>let me know.

Hindemith Sonata - 1st movement. This is a good demonstration of a
contemporary style and good rhythmic concepts.

> Also, I'm planing on getting an arched neck on my bass and a new
> mouthpiece. Does an arched neck really help a lot? Also the mouthpiece
> I'm interested in is the selmer c*. Now I noticed that there's a C**.
> What's the difference and is the C* a good mouthpiece?

You take your chances either way. You might get a good one - but usually
you have to go through several. Lots of people can reface your Selmer once
purchase it however - and that French blank makes for a pretty good mouthpiece.

Best wishes,

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

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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