Jazz. Transcription of a popular tune from 1929 that was originally included in the 1930 musical film "Puttin on the Ritz." For Eb, 3 Bb, Eb Alto, Bb Bass, Eb Contra-Alto & Bb Contra-Bass clarinets (8 parts total).
Category: Clarinet Octets (8 Clarinets) Item: 044619 Grade: Grade 4 - Intermediate Price: $16.95 Availability: Ships in 10 to 15 Days
Jazz. For 4 clarinets, alto, bass and contrabass clarinet plus rhythm section of piano, bass & drums. Hard driving big band jazz for the clarinet family. Challenging lines for all (even bass and contrabass clarinets) but still playable by college or advanced high school musicians. The score presents a unique study of using the augmented scale (as opposed to major, minor or diminished) as the basis from which to build diatonic or chromatic melodic structures and harmonic motion in subtle ways. The...
21st Century (2012). Composer Arthur Gottschalk says, "Suite Nothings was commissioned by Houston Symphony clarinetist Richard Nunemaker for his Effortless Clarinet Studio. It is dedicated to Michael Perricone, a talented amateur clarinetists and member of Nunemaker's studio, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer just prior to rehearsals for the seventh annual studio recital. Movement 1 ('The March of the Licorice Stick Figures') is a strange little march, at times duple and others compound. Move...
Romantic. Four movements from Grieg's famous Holberg Suite have been arranged here for clarinet septet: Praeludium (Allegro vivace), Sarabande (Andante), Gavotte (Allegretto), and Rigaudon (Allegro con brio). For intermediate to advanced-level players. -the publisher
Category: Clarinet Octets (8 Clarinets) Item: 096089 Grade: Price: $34.95 Availability: Ships in 10 to 15 Days
Baroque. This is the 8-part setting of Antonio Lotti's (1667-1740) motet from the Nicene Creed. The homogenous nature of the clarinet choir (6 clarinets and 2 bass clarinets) is perfect for conveying the tension (not relieved until the last note) and beauty of this great piece. Easy technically, this rendition is a study in phrasing, intonation and blend. -the publisher
Category: Clarinet Octets (8 Clarinets) Item: 099454 Grade: Price: $20.00 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
21st Century (2016). Just after passing through security in the Mitchell International Airport, in Milwaukee, WI, there is a sign that reads "Recombobulation Area." Meant as a joke to alleviate the stress of going through airport security, the sign has brought a smile to the face of many travelers, including my own. I think we all can agree that going through a security checkpoint is a somewhat discombobulating experience. Reflecting on that thought, I realized that travelling is just a metaphor ...
Classical. The natural follow-up to the First Menuetto is the Adagio, the third movement of the Gran Partita. The Adagio was heard at a pivotal moment in the film Amadeus, which scene was later parodied in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, and it has been used to effect in West Wing. The Adagio features a synchopated pulse, with the melodic lines appearing alternately among the different clarinets. For intermediate to advanced performers. -the publisher
Thorne's special skill is in distilling full orchestral works into ensembles of like instruments. For the stirring overture to Mozart's Don Giovanni, she seperates the layers into different clarinet voices, creating an octet which capably reflects the original. Scored for four Bb clarinets, two Alto Clarinets, and two Bass Clarinets, the first Bb clarinet can double as an Eb clarinet, and the first alto clarinet can double as a fifth Bb clarinet. For a well-coordinated ensemble of advanced clarin...
Classical. The First Menuetto is the second movement from Mozart's Serenade No. 10 (Gran Partita), K.361, which is often cited as the finest wind ensemble piece ever written. Here, Thorne has created an elegant arrangement for eight clarinets, suitable for intermediate to advanced performers. -the publisher
Category: Clarinet Octets (8 Clarinets) Item: 103325 Grade: Advanced Price: $32.50 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Romantic. For 8-part clarinet choir (Eb, 4 Bb, alto and 2 bass clarinets). Alternate Bb parts provided for Eb and alto clarinets. The overture is classic Rossini, a fun performance for players and audience both. This is the overture that features bow taps/key clicks in numerous places, and they are kept here in Thorne's meticulously faithful adaptation. A workout for advanced clarinet ensembles! -the publisher
Category: Clarinet Octets (8 Clarinets) Item: 111050 Grade: Price: $35.00 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Romantic. For 8-part clarinet choir (Eb, 4 Bb, alto and 2 bass clarinets). Alternate Bb parts provided for Eb and alto clarinets. The classic depiction of Death and the dancing dead is arranged by Thorne for clarinet choir of 9 instruments. Death's violin solo is here, along with the immediately-identifiable themes of this delightfully spooky favorite. Various members of the ensemble share in taking the lead, so all parts are involved. For advanced ensembles. -the publisher
Category: Clarinet Octets (8 Clarinets) Item: 111051 Grade: Price: $35.00 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours