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Contrabass Clarinet Solo

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  • The contrabass clarinet is the largest member of the clarinet family that has ever been in regular production or significant use. Modern contrabass clarinets are pitched in BB, sounding two octaves lower than the common B soprano clarinet and one octave lower than the B bass clarinet.
  • Plays an octave lower than the bass clarinets. It places a tremendous demand on the player's lungs to produce its powerful sonorous tone.
  • Perform an unaccompanied piece of music or a part or passage in one
  • Fly an aircraft unaccompanied
  • alone: without anybody else or anything else; "the child stayed home alone"; "the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing"; "he flew solo"
  • Perform something unaccompanied, in particular
  • composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; "a passage for solo clarinet"
  • any activity that is performed alone without assistance
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From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860
From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860
Following his much-acclaimed The Baroque Clarinet and The Clarinet in the Classical Period, Albert R. Rice now turns his signature detailed attention to large clarinets - the clarinet d'amour, the basset horn, the alto clarinet, bass and contra bass clarinets.

Each chapter is devoted to a specific instrument, and offers a fascinating insider's look at its defining characteristics, a comprehensive history of its evolution, meticulously-researched information on its makers and aspects of construction, and a thorough discussion of its music. Rice illustrates how the introduction of large clarinets into chamber ensembles, wind bands, and opera orchestras was the result of experiments meant to address specific musical needs. Along the way, he brings to life the musicians, virtuosi, soloists, and orchestral and band musicians, as well as the instruments' makers and the composers from J. C. Bach to Smetana who wrote for them.

Based on careful study of primary sources - musical compositions, patents, memoirs and diaries, and unfettered access to historical instruments themselves--Rice's expert presentation is nothing short of exhaustive. From the Clarinet d'Amour to the Contrabass will engage all who love the clarinet and its music.

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Nostalgia - Dad's Workshop
Nostalgia - Dad's Workshop
Yep, that's me, circa 19-something (do you really want to know?). I was recruited to play this monster because I had good lung capacity and height. Nervous as could be when I had a solo, almost choked! P4240025
My "new" horns: LeBlanc paperclip BBb contrabass (top) and Selmer Bundy plastic EEb contra-alto clarinets

contrabass clarinet solo
contrabass clarinet solo
Isaac Albeniz: Suite Espanola & Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E flat major
A septet consists of any combination of seven instruments: There are compositions for strings alone, mixtures of strings and wind instruments with a piano or harp, and others with a wind trio together with a string quartet, whereby the quartet has no second violin and the bass is strengthened by the inclusion of a double bass. This last instrumentation was used by Ludwig van Beethoven in his Septet op.20 and has been often taken up by other composers since. Isaac Abbeniz was not one of them. His Suite espanola was composed for the piano, and the cellist of the Ensemble Mediterrain, Bruno Borralhinho arranged it for the Beethoven septet instrumentation. Both septets do not only have in common a similar intention, which one could describe as refinement and which will be examined later, they are also both very popular and have been frequently adapted.