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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000082.txt from 2008/05

From: "Daniel Leeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Performance of the Schindelmeisser Concerto in Brooklyn, NY with BandVery exciting news, Don. But tell me what you mean when you say that the arrangement you intend to use was transcribed from the original orchestral parts? As far as I am aware
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 11:07:17 -0400

I remember Howard Harris very well. He and I were in a clarinet quartet
together and I brought the work for us to play one evening. The other
players were Jack Kreiselman and the father of one of America's best
clarinettists, whose name escapes me. He taught at Eastman for a while.
Fabulous player, but I have greater and greater difficulty remembering
names. Anyway, we were delighted with the work, though we played it with a
piano reduction done by the same German who made up a set of orchestral
parts in the early 1960s. I bought a set of those parts and played the work
with an orchestra here in California. Alan Balter was so interested in the
piece that he came to the concert at which it was played.

The melodic similarity to the Country Gardens was astonishing. It is a
charming and cleverly written piece. I wrote an article about it for the
February 1968 issuse of the Instrumentalist, Volume XXII, Number 7, part of
a series called "The Clarinetist's Repertoire."

Dan Leeson

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Christensen [mailto:don@-----.com]
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 9:09 PM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: RE: [kl] Performance of the Schindelmeisser Concerto in
Brooklyn, NY with BandVery exciting news, Don. But tell me what you mean
when you say that the arrangement you intend to use was transcribed from
the original orchestral parts? As far as I am aware

Dan,

I found 19th century Breitkopf parts in Z├╝rich - in the
Zentralbibliothek if memory serves. I made a score from these and used
them for some performances in Germany. Then a colleague suggested that
I transcribe it for band, so I did. Bands I have done it with have
always liked it since it is cleverly composed, contains the "Country
Gardens" theme, and is the only concerto I know of for 4 solo
clarinets and orchestra (or in this case band).

Don Christensen

P.S. One of the soloists, Howard Harris (former Goldman Band player,
etc.), says that he once played through the Schindelmeisser with you
many years ago. He says that without you he would have never heard of
the piece.

> Very exciting news, Don. But tell me what you mean when you say
> that the
> arrangement you intend to use was transcribed from the original
> orchestral
> parts? As far as I am aware, the original orchestral parts did not
> survive
> the 19th century, and the only set of parts that are available were
> done by
> a German in the 1960s. I owned a set of those parts that I
> purchased from
> the arranger, and eventually donated them to the clarinet library of
> the
> ICS.
>
> Dan Leeson
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Christensen [mailto:don@-----.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 12:08 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] Performance of the Schindelmeisser Concerto in Brooklyn,
> NY with Band
>
> Dear Clarinet Colleagues,
>
> You are cordially invited to the Spring concert of the Brooklyn
> College Conservatory Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm in
> Whitman Hall on the campus of Brooklyn College. Along with works by
> Bernstein, Piston, Grainger, and others will be a performance of the
> Schindelmeisser Concerto for 4 solo clarinets with wind ensemble
> (transcribed from the original orchestral parts).
>
> Soloists are Kenny Advokat, Lauren Del Re, Howard Harris, and Cindy
> Christensen.

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