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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000094.txt from 2003/06

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Legalities v Illegalities in photocopying, and the like.
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 22:59:34 -0400

on 6/2/2003 4:49 AM, Anthony Wakefield wrote:

>Someone mentioned the tiny Sopranino clarinet. I think this is pitched in
>Ab? I`ve seen a Leblanc on display in Bill Lewington`s many years ago, but I
>have only just realised that I`ve never heard one played. Is there any
>repertoire - has anyone ever written for it?

I've not only seen one of these, I've played one - a Leblanc. I used it
in my college clarinet choir, where some arrangements called for it. You
haven't truly lived until you've heard Samuel Barber's "Adagio for
Strings" in an apparently composer sanctioned transcription for clarinet
choir. The climax, played by screeching Ab, Eb, and Bb clarinets (in
their highest range) cannot be described! ;-) If you mean "is there
solo repertoire for it", my answer is - not that I know of.


David Niethamer

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