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 Re: Instrumentation for clarinet choir
Author: johng 2017
Date:   2017-11-20 21:24

Seth, its looks like you will have a good balance for your group, part-wise. If you want other clarinet choirs to play your music, you might want to add alternate parts: Bb clarinet alternate for Eb might be high but hopefully playable; alternate 3rd Bb for alto.....this would be good if there is no alto (pretty common) or if the alto player is a little weak. There are clarinet choirs, like the Zephyr Clarinet Choir I play in, that have 10 to 15 Bb clarinets, so spreading the Bb parts among 3 parts would be more satisfying than among 2 parts.

I should add that making the alternate parts can create some issues of range of the alternate instrument. With some pieces, it doesn't matter too much to have an octave difference, but on others there can be too many to suit the music. In some of my arrangements I have decided not to have alternate parts for that reason. It is up to you to make that judgement.

John Gibson, Founder of JB Linear Music,

Post Edited (2017-11-21 04:17)

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