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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000157.txt from 2004/10

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: RE: [kl] D clarinets
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 04:14:51 -0400

It may well be easier than changing from C to B flat - C clarinets have larger
holes, closer together. The change is more like E flat to B flat than
B flat to A.
Roger S.

In message <FJEKIMDEOJFJPBKBMDOPMEFLCLAA.dnleeson@-----.net>
klarinet@-----.org writes:
> The most important E-flat clarinet solo is not for E-flat
> clarinet. It's Till Eulenspiegel and it is for D clarinet.
> Since I never owned one, I can't comment on the instrument, but
> if I had had more opportunity to play at the upper end, I would
> have bought one. Why should changing from E-flat to D be any
> more problematic than changing from C to B-flat, etc. I don't
> consider that a problem but recognize that I have no experience
> doing it.
>
> Dan Leeson
> DNLeeson@-----.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: CBA [mailto:clarinet10001@-----.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 12:49 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] D clarinets
>
>
> Dan,
>
> Just how many pieces would call for a D clarinet? I have been
> thinking of getting one in the future, but I am not sure that
> the number of pieces requiring it would warrant such a purchase.
>
> Also, I was wondering about if one person has a D clarinet, and
> the other has an Eb, when 2 of these beasts are required (I
> believe Mahler does require 2 in one piece) does it cause more
> problems than it is worth?
>
> Kelly Abraham
> Woodwinds - Computer Geek
> Hattiesburg, MS
> --- dnleeson <dnleeson@-----.net> wrote:
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> > Mark, I think that anyone who approaches Mahler's music with a
> > hypothesis that Mahler was crazy and did not know what he was
> > doing is in serious trouble. I have played Mahler 5 with six
> > clarinets on a number of occasions including the two bass
> > clarinets, though I did not have a D clarinet. I had to use
> > an
> > E-flat and transpose.
> >
> > There is not a shred of evidence that Mahler chose those
> > instruments for any reason other than his knowledge of
> > orchestral
> > sound and what those clarinet types contributed to it. Now
> > you
> > if have some other information about his motivation, I'd like
> > to
> > hear it. Alternatively, you might play the work, get some
> > experience in it, and then share your thoughts with us.
> >
> > Right now, you are not in a position of advantage with those
> > of
> > us who have had the privilege of playing that work, sometimes
> > on
> > multiple occasions over a period of 30 years.
> >
> > Dan Leeson
> > DNLeeson@-----.net
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mark H. Weinstein [mailto:mark.weinstein@-----.edu]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 11:36 AM
> > To: clarinet list
> > Subject: [kl] Mahler
> >
> >
> > I am playing 3rd/bass clarinet part in Mahler's 5th Symphony
> > with
> > an
> > amateur orchestra. In theory the part calls for 6 clarinets-
> > B,A,D,C,Bb
> > bass and A bass. I actually have all but the A Bass. Any
> > thoughts
> > on why
> > he wrote one part for 6 clainets? for the tone? Why write for
> > A
> > clarinet
> > in 6 flats when there are other options? Was he that crazy?
> > Yor
> > thoughts. Mark
> >
> >
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