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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000772.txt from 2004/08

From: "Forest Aten" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] C Clarinet or not?
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 13:01:52 -0400

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Subject: [kl] C Clarinet or not?

> Dear list:
> I'm in the final stages of editing a new edition of Vincent Gambaro's 3
> Quartets for Flute, Clarinet, Horn & Bassoon, Op. 4. As with a lot of
> music of the
> time, the clarinet part is written for C clarinet. My question to the
> list
> is what to do about this.
> A few years back I spoke to Himie Voxman about this and he told me to go
> ahead and transcribe all C parts to Bb for practical considerations. I'm
> leaning
> towards doing this in my editions but I have seen on this list the
> occasional
> mention of the C clarinet and its modern use. Would there be an interest
> in
> making a C part available for those who want a more "authentic" playing
> experience? (I know as a horn player, I'm a purest and keep all of the
> horn parts in
> the original keys.)
> Looking forward to the responses.
> Best,
> Marc Cerri


From the commercial standpoint....I'd transpose the parts for use with the
Bb clarinet. If you feel strongly about players using the C clarinet, to
maintain the integrity of your work....then provide the C part in the

Forest Aten

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