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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000783.txt from 2004/08

From: "Mark H. Weinstein" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] C Clarinet or not?
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 23:07:06 -0400

write for both. Many of us have a C clarinet. Mark wrote:
> 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
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