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Scores Clarinet Grade 5 to 8

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Author
Set
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Scène des champs elysées - Quatuor de Clarinettes - GLUCK W.

Scène des champs elyseee (Clarinet Quartet)

Willibald Gluck

Quatuor de Clarinettes

9.90€

Le départ à Groix mars 1690 - Ensemble de Clarinettes - TROTOUX J. M.

Le départ à Groix mars 1690

Jean-Michel Trotoux

Ensemble de Clarinettes

7.90€

le Brésil - Ensemble de Clarinettes - TROTOUX J-M.

le Brésil

Jean-Michel Trotoux

Ensemble de Clarinettes

9.90€

Sérénade KV 375 - Ensemble de Clarinettes - MOZART W. A.

Serenade KV 375

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ensemble de Clarinettes

9.90€

Muppet Show - Ensemble de Clarinettes - HENSON J.

Muppet Show

Jim Henson

Ensemble de Clarinettes

6.90€

Monty Python Flying Circus - Liberty Bell - Ensemble de Clarinettes - SOUSA P. S.

Monty Python Flying Circus - Liberty Bell

John-Philip Sousa

Ensemble de Clarinettes

6.90€

l'Hélicon - Ensemble de Clarinettes - LAPOINTE B.

l'Hélicon

Boby Lapointe

Ensemble de Clarinettes

7.90€

Guillaume Tell - Ensemble de Clarinettes - ROSSINI G.

Guillaume Tell

Gioachino Rossini

Ensemble de Clarinettes

4.90€

Jeu de Do - Quintette - LIBOUREL L.

Jeu de Do

Lucie Libourel

Quintette

9.90€

Concerto pour 2 violons BWV 1043 (Largo) - Quatuor de Clarinettes - BACH J. S.

Concerto for Two Violins BWV 1043 (Largo)

Jean-Sébastien Bach

Quatuor de Clarinettes

4.90€


The clarinet is a wind instrument with a single reed, a straight cylindrical tube with an almost cylindrical bore and a flared bell.

The word clarinet certainly comes from the Old French clarin or clarion, or from the Provençal clarinet "clarin" (oboe). However, it seems that its real roots are to be found among the different names of the trumpets used during the Renaissance and the Baroque. Clarion, clarin and the Italian clarino are all derived from the medieval term claro which referred to a kind of trumpet. This is probably the origin of the Italian clarinetto, itself a diminutive of clarino, and consequently of European equivalents such as the French clarinette or the German klarinette. According to Johann Gottfried Walther, writing in 1732, the reason for the name is that "it sounded like a trumpet from a distance". The English form clarinet is found as early as 1733, and the now archaic clarionet appears from 1784 until the early years of the 20th century.

Although the similarity in sound between the early clarinets and the trumpet may indicate its name, other factors may have played a role. In the late baroque period, composers such as Bach and Handel placed new demands and skills on their trumpeters, who were often required to play difficult melodic passages in the high register. Since trumpets of this era had no valves, melodic passages often required the use of the highest part of the trumpet's range, where the harmonics were close enough to produce adjacent scales of notes. The trumpet parts that required this specialty were known as clarino and this applied to the musicians themselves. It has been suggested that clarinetists might have used this when playing particularly difficult scores on these newly developed "false trumpets".

These days, the most popular clarinet is the Bb clarinet. However, the A clarinet, just a semitone lower, is commonly used in orchestral music. Since the mid-19th century, the bass clarinet (now invariably in Bb but with extra keys to extend the range by a few notes) has become an essential addition to the orchestra. The clarinet has proven to be an exceptionally flexible instrument, both in the classical repertoire and in scores for wind bands, military bands, brass bands, klezmer and jazz.

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