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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000296.txt from 2003/10

From: Gary Van Cott <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Baroque Clarinet Compositions?
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 20:31:42 -0400

Almost 60 pages of the book is devoted to descriptions of music for the
Baroque clarinet, with many musical examples.


At 03:35 PM 10/9/03, you wrote:
>This appeared yesterday. Maybe you should ask Gary if the book will lead
>one to compositions written for the precursor to the clarinet.
>The Baroque Clarinet by Albert Rice, published by Oxford University Press
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>On Thursday, October 9, 2003, at 04:30 PM, Bill Stivers wrote:
>>I'm a refugee violinist, studying clarinet in my second run through
>>college at a proper music degree, and one thing I miss from the string
>>side of the fence (and from playing the bassoon for a while) is the
>>availability of interesting, idiomatic baroque works for my > instrument.
>>I've read that Vivaldi, as well as Telemann, wrote for the clarinet, or
>>its chalaumeau (sp?) predcessor. Are any of these works extant, and
>>available in editions that aren't too difficult to lay hands on?
>> --Bill

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