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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000346.txt from 2002/06

From: CBA <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Need music suggestions...
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 16:51:22 -0400


Here's a few suggestions...

Mozart "Church Sonatas" (arranged for Bb Clarinet and
piano/organ) published by Boosey and Hawkes.

Finzi "Five Bagatelles" (also published by Boosey and
Hawkes) mvts 2,3, and 4 are great before and during
services, and mvts 1 and 5 are great for after the
final hymn to get people out of the church.

Tartini "Concertino" (slow mvts) This is a
transcription of 3 different violin sonatas into this
concertino arrangement with 4 movements.

Wanhall "Sonata" (slow mvts)

Poulenc "Sonata" (2nd mvt) is really different for
church, and surprisingly good for either piano or

Mozart "Clarinet Concerto" (2nd mvt) if you get the
Schirmer Bb clarinet arrangement, or have an A
clarinet to play the standard version.

Schumann "Three Romances" arranged for clarinet and
piano (originally for oboe and piano.)

If you have an organ that transposes (or an organist
who,) have them take a hymn down a
whole step, and play the melody of the hymn. You could
also transpose the melody up a step if you don't have
an organ that transposes, and the organist isn't
versed in transposing.

This technique (one part transposed) would also work
with a number of inspirational hymns written as solos,
or a flute or oboe book of hymns or classical pieces
(things like the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria or the Shubert
Ave Maria.)

Hope this helps. Drop me a line at

Kelly Abraham
Woodwinds - New York City
--- C & B Sabal <> wrote:
> Having never worked in a music library and having
> been away from playing in
> an ensemble for many years, I am not well-versed in
> classical pieces (or
> modern, for that matter!). I'm looking for some
> suggestions on relatively
> short (5 min or so), peaceful pieces arranged for Bb
> clar / piano that would
> be appropriate for preludes to Sunday church
> services (you know...the time
> when everybody is getting settled in). They don't
> have to be classical by
> any means, as long as they're not distracting.
> Our choir director isn't a woodwinds player, so I've
> been asked to keep my
> ears open for appropriate things. Does anybody have
> any suggestions?
> Thanks!
> Barb

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