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Classical literature - The top 5

#1
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.
 

pete

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#2
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.
 

Tammi

Private woodwind instructor
#3
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
 

Tammi

Private woodwind instructor
#5
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?
 

bpimentel

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#7
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
 

Tammi

Private woodwind instructor
#9
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.
 

Merlin

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#10
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.
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.
 

Tammi

Private woodwind instructor
#11
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.

Oh you have an evil sence of humour.

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

pete

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#12
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.
Or custom title ....
 

Tammi

Private woodwind instructor
#13
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
 

Tammi

Private woodwind instructor
#15
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.
 

pete

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#18
Otherwise you are all evil little men. :p
I'm 6'1" and weigh about 200. If you're talking evil little men, that's Ed :p.
 

pete

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#20
I suppose I could look it up and figure out how many "stone" I weigh ....
 
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