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 Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: Kalashnikirby 
Date:   2020-11-15 00:19

Does anyone know a nice collection of pieces, whether original compositions or (appropriate) transpositions one could buy for the bass clarinet? Reason being, I'm REALLY lazy which buying sheet music, since you always kind of come across a good piece for practising on the bb/a clarinet; but that really isn't the case with bass clarinet.
Sorry for not being more specific...
For example, I'd love to find a piece that somehow resembles Shostakovich's understanding of the bass clarinet, I simply don't fully get that "kick" with (Bach!) cello transpostions, but they're nice too. Many of the interesting concert band bass clarinet parts also become bland when played in no context (that is, solo, isolated, at home, thanks to covid) Again, sorry, I somehow can't be more specific. Any input would be appreciated

Best regards,
Christian

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: alanporter 
Date:   2020-11-15 02:58

Go to www.musicscores.com, then log on to the instrument section and click on bass clarinet. I have lots of solo bass clarinet parts from there.

tiaroa@shaw.ca

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: Curinfinwe 
Date:   2020-11-16 01:50

You should have a look at Van Cott music. I believe he has a bass clarinet section and everything on the site is annotated with notes about the piece, which makes it so much easier to pick pieces "blind."

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: ruben 
Date:   2020-11-20 16:36

Christian: I composed a piece called "a Bitter Suite"; for soprano clarinet. It's a neo-Baroque Bach-like suite that's jazzy, klezmery, bossa-novish. I think it would work very well on the bass clarinet. I could send it to you if you like. You can contact me at my person e-mail address. I'm not sure whether it's still in print or if its publisher here in Paris still exists.

rubengreenbergparisfrance@gmail.com
JL-Clarinette

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: Grabnerwg 
Date:   2020-11-21 19:43

Solution:

My answer is find it your self. Play pieces for cello, or bassoon, or even operatic arias. Make your own solo collection. There is a world of music out there. Beg, borrow, or steal. Learn to transpose and read different clefs. I used to bemoan the absence of good published bass clarinet music, all packaged up for me. Now I just go steal!

More on this later

Walter Grabner
www.clarinetxpress.com

Walter Grabner
www.clarinetxpress.com
847-266-8644

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: Kalashnikirby 
Date:   2020-11-26 17:59

Thanks alot for the advice guys; yeah, I pretty much expected having to transpose from cello/bassoon pieces (or similar); learning the bass clef is doable, but playing it fluently or even sight-reading... man!
@ruben: cool, I‘m happy to check your piece out! Just hit me up with an e-mail.

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: cigleris 
Date:   2020-11-27 02:01

You might like to consider the Prelude for solo bass clarinet by Ruth Gipps. I’ve recorded it for release next year.

Peter Cigleris

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: graham 
Date:   2020-11-27 23:42

What else is on the release, Peter, and what’s the label?

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: ruben 
Date:   2020-11-28 00:37

Really looking forward to that recording, Peter! Thanks for promoting the music of the sadly-neglected Ruth Gipps.

rubengreenbergparisfrance@gmail.com
JL-Clarinette

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: A Brady 
Date:   2020-11-28 01:11

I’ve bought numerous bass clarinet pieces and books from this company.
Bass clarinet specialists, great stuff.

https://bassclarinet.ecwid.com/

AB

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: cigleris 
Date:   2020-11-28 14:17

Graham, it’s all Ruth Gipps. Her clarinet chamber music. Including the Sonata, Rhapsody in Eb and Quintet Op. 16. Next year is her centenary.

Peter Cigleris

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: Clarinet-Laura 
Date:   2020-12-01 18:21

I’d love to check out your piece too! Been dying to find something fun and baroque and jazzy for the bass clarinet. My email is lk27k@icloud.com.

Laura :)

Laura

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: ruben 
Date:   2020-12-02 18:33

I haven't got your e-mail address. You have mine though, or check out my FB page.

rubengreenbergparisfrance@gmail.com
JL-Clarinette

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 Re: Looking for a fun bass clarinet solo collection
Author: Steve Becraft 
Date:   2020-12-02 20:30

Just stumbled across this the other day:

https://www.partitionsvandoren.fr/en/19973-clarinet-edition-les-classiques-de-la-clarinette-basse-vol1.html



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