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 Recording/Transcription Question
Author: rabbit09876 
Date:   2007-09-17 21:08

I am looking for a transcription for Bb clarinet for Tarantella, Op.6. for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano by Camille Sain-Saens. All I can find is for "A" clarinet, and I currently do not own one-but must perform this later this year. Also, where might I find a good recording? Thanks!

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 Re: Recording/Transcription Question
Author: Tom Piercy 
Date:   2007-09-17 22:44

You'll probably have to write it our for yourself.

Two recording suggestions:


CD356: TOUR DE FRANCE. Webster Trio - Leone Buyse, Flute;
Michael Webster, Clarinet; Katherine Collier, Piano

You can go to amazon.com for this version:

Claude Debussy / Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Music for Woodwinds
There is a small sound sample there as well.

Tarantella for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra (Piano), Op. 6
Camille Saint-Saƫns
Performer William Bennett (Flute)
James Campbell (Clarinet)
Clifford Benson (Piano)

Tom Piercy

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 Re: Recording/Transcription Question
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2007-09-18 17:06

The Saint-Saens Tarantella goes like the wind and has to be tossed off with apparent ease. That can be done on the A clarinet, but on the Bb, it's probably not possible unless you're Stanley Drucker or Charles Neidich. Robert Williman, in his wonderful (and, alas, OOP) book The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing says the piece really can't be done with the necessary nonchalance on the Bb.

Buy, borrow or rent (do not steal) an A clarinet.

Ken Shaw

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 Re: Recording/Transcription Question
Author: davyd 
Date:   2007-09-19 17:41

Alternatively, you could transpose the flute and piano parts up half a step; that would allow you to use your Bb clarinet with the original part. I don't know how your colleagues would feel about that, though.

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 Re: Recording/Transcription Question
Author: DavidBlumberg 
Date:   2007-09-19 17:47

Or, you could just pull out your mouthpiece, barrel, middle joint, and bell with also putting a shoe string down the bore and "hope for the best" ...


Get an A


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 Re: Recording/Transcription Question
Author: rabbit09876 
Date:   2007-09-19 18:26

Thank you everyone for your suggestions! Quick question: any idea on where I might rent an "A" in NC? Thanks!

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 Re: Recording/Transcription Question
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2007-09-19 18:54

Muncy Winds <www.muncywinds.com/> is (or used to be) in North Carolina. A call to them wouldn't hurt. At least they might be able to refer you to a rental place.

Is the North Carolina Symphony still extant? A call to one of the clarinetists, or perhaps to the North Carolina School of the Arts (again, if it still exists) could help.

The clarinet teacher at any university or college could give you a steer.

Ken Shaw

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