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Scores Clarinet Grade 5 to 8

Couleurs Saisons - Quatuor de Clarinettes - DEQUEANT B.

Couleurs Saisons

Bernard Dequéant

Quatuor de Clarinettes


Chanson de Solveig (Peer Gynt) - Clarinette et Piano - GRIEG E.

Solveig's Song - Peer Gynt (Piano Clarinet)

Edward Grieg

Clarinette et Piano


Elouane - Clarinette & Piano - PAULEAT J.F.

Elouane (Clarinet Piano)

Jean-François Pauleat

Clarinette & Piano


Ständchen - Piano/Instrument - SCHUBERT F.

Ständchen (Duet)

Franz Schubert

Instrument et Piano


Sicilienne - Intrument & Piano - BACH J.S.


Jean-Sébastien Bach

Duo Instrument Piano


Ederlezi- Fanfare - TRADITIONNEL

Ederlezi (Fanfare)

Traditionnel balkans



Canadian Capers - Quatuor de Clarinettes - BURNETT E.

Canadian Capers

Earl Burtnett

Quatuor de Clarinettes


My Way - Quatuor de Clarinettes - FRANCOIS C.

My Way (Clarinet Quartet)

Claude François

, Jacques Revaux

Quatuor de Clarinettes


Señorita - Quatuor de Clarinettes - VEYS A.

Señorita (Clarinet Quartet)

Adrien Veys

Quatuor de Clarinettes


Shake Up - Quatuor de Clarinettes - VEYS A.

Shake Up (Clarinet Quartet)

Adrien Veys

Quatuor de Clarinettes


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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