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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000404.txt from 2005/08

From: John Dablin <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Brahms 4th Symphony - 3rd Movement
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 12:01:13 -0400

On Monday 22 Aug 2005 16:20, dnleeson wrote:
> I have no better idea to offer Tom lthan Adam's suggestions but I
> am curious to know if Hadcock's statement about the c clarinet
> movement requiring a low E-flat is correct. If so, it either
> indicates a mechanism that I did not know existed on any clarinet
> of that period (namely a low e-flat) or else a confusion in
> Brahms' mind as to what was the lowest note on a clarinet.
> Dan Leeson

I have "The Orchestra Musician's CD-ROM Library" vol. 3, which has the
clarinet parts for all the Brahms symphonies. Both first and second
clarinets have written low E-flats in bars 295 and 297 of the 3rd

I don't know where the publishers got their source material, but I
presume they are accurate.

These CDs are really worth buying for any aspiring orchestral player, as
they give you the complete parts for all the clarinets in dozens of
works. You can buy them from Gary Van Cott at
<> (Usual disclaimer etc, just a satisfied

John Dablin
Aylesbury UK

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