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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000466.txt from 2003/10

From: klarinet <klarinet@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bartok - Miraculous Mandarin Suite
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 17:01:18 -0400

Dan and Lori,

Excerpts and difficult passages from The Miraculous Mandarin (op.19) are
found in Peter Hadcock's book "The Working Clarinetist".

Glenn Kantor
Principal clarinet- The Sound Symphony
http://www.soundsymphony.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Leeson" <leeson0@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] Bartok - Miraculous Mandarin Suite

> LoriLovato@-----.com wrote:
> > Might anyone on the list know where I could
> > get my hands on copies of the clarinet parts
> > to Bartok - Miraculous Mandarin Suite?
> > We are performing this next month with NMSO
> > and the rental parts won't arrive for another
> > couple of weeks or so....YIKES!
> > Signed with hope of a "miracle"
> > :)
> > Lori Lovato
> > 2nd/Eb NMSO, SFS, www.nmwq.org
>
> Lori, it is available only on rental and no excerpts of it appear in any
> of the traditional excerpt books. In fact, there is not such pieces as
> "the suite from the Miraculous Mandarin." The conductor has to decide
> where to cut. When we did this work about 15 years ago in San Jose, I
> was the librarian of the orchestra, and we put a sign on the door that
> said, "Miraculous Mandarin Crisis Center."
>
> The first clarinet part is very soloistic (unless that part is cut), but
> the other parts are not overwhelmingly difficult. The biggest problem
> is being told which sections are not in the suite. The piece itself is
> really rather long for a concert.
>
> Dan
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