The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet

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Colin James Lawson
Cambridge University Press, Dec 14, 1995 - Music - 240 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet is a practical guide to the world of the clarinet. It offers students and performers a composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day, as well as practical guidance on teaching and playing from historical performance to contemporary techniques and jazz. Informed by the experience of distinguished professional players and teachers, this book makes an essential and stimulating reference book for all clarinet enthusiasts.
  

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Contents

1 Single reeds before 1750
1
2 The development of the clarinet
16
Introduction clarinets in B and A
33
The C clarinet
38
The high clarinets
43
The basset horn
57
The bass clarinet
66
4 The development of the clarinet repertoire
75
8 Playing historical clarinets
134
9 The professional clarinettist
150
10 The contemporary clarinet
163
11 The clarinet in jazz
184
12 The clarinet on record
199
Notes
213
1 Sources and tutors for the early clarinet in modern edition or facsimile
219
3 Recommended studies
220

5 Players and composers
92
6 The mechanics of playing the clarinet
107
7 Teaching the clarinet
123

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