Classical literature - The top 5

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  1. eddierich

    eddierich

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    I started a similar thread in the flute section. I'd like to know what are the top 5 clarinet pieces. The pieces every clarinetist knows. Feel free to list more or less.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Off the top of my head? Mmmmm.

    Ralph Vaughn Williams, Folk Song Suite, "My Bonny Boy".

    That's not traditionally "clarinet", though, but I do know it by heart ....

    I think one of the top answers is probably, The Mozart Clarinet Concerto.

    My clarinet education, even though that was the instrument I started on, was very ... different and I never really played these "great" solo works. I worked more on ensemble stuff. I can say that I'm EXTREMELY fond of Peter Schickele's clarinet and piano pieces, such as Elegies. Very fun to play, very nice music.
     
  3. Tammi

    Tammi Private woodwind instructor

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    My clarinet teacher told me there are 3 pieces every clarinetist should master before they retire their instrument.

    Stranger on the Shore, Clarinet Polka, and Mozarts Clarinet Concerto on both Bb and A clarinets. I have all 3 and have yet to master 2.

    I can't retire my clarinet yet! :-D
     
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    Tammi Private woodwind instructor

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    Merlin,
    I have Concertino with a piano accomp CD. I've never played it.
    Would it be good for me to attemp it at my advanced age?
     
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    Mozart Concerto
    Brahms Sonatas (2)
    Weber Concerti (2)
    Weber Concertino
    Nielsen Concerto
    Stravinsky Three Pieces
    Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie
    Schumann Fantasiestucke
     
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    bpimentel Broadway Doubler List Owner Distinguished Member

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    Top 5 "easy" pieces. These still aren't exactly beginner pieces, but probably within the technical abilities of a motivated high school clarinetist.

    Hindemith Sonata
    Finzi Five Bagatelles
    Rabaud Solo de Concours
    Weber Concertino
    Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folksong
     
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    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Ummm...I think you're two years older than me.

    So go for it!
     
  9. Tammi

    Tammi Private woodwind instructor

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    Sorry Merlin,
    I didn't relalise that I was the Granny of the group.

    I'll take it with me to Band Camp and work on it during my down time.
     
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    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Granny? Hardly. You're a lot younger than my ex-wife.

    Though since I've got mod powers I could probably change your name to WoodwindGranny if you asked nicely.
     
  11. Tammi

    Tammi Private woodwind instructor

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    Oh you have an evil sence of humour.

    I'll think about the name change AFTER I become a Granny.
     
  12. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Or custom title ....
     
  13. Tammi

    Tammi Private woodwind instructor

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    Custom title Pete? You're an evil one too.

    If, and only IF, you can prove that I am in fact the oldest female member will I accept the title of 'WoodwindGranny'.

    Otherwise you are all evil little men. :p
     
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    I've been called "evil", even when pretending to be female. ;-)
     
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    Tammi Private woodwind instructor

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    I'm sure there was a valid reason.

    Most women don't like it when a man looks better in her clothes than she does.
     
  16. Merlin

    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Heck, they don't even have to look better...just fit into a smaller size!
     
  17. Tammi

    Tammi Private woodwind instructor

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    If any of you guys are smaller than a size 8....... I'd better start dropping a few lbs.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm 6'1" and weigh about 200. If you're talking evil little men, that's Ed :p.
     
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    Metric or imperial? :D
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    I suppose I could look it up and figure out how many "stone" I weigh ....
     

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