Clarinet Music


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  • Woodwind Quintet
  • Mix and Match Love Songs

    Holiday Music
  • Easy Trumpet Solos for Fall Holidays
  • Clarinet Music for Winter Holidays

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  • Clarinet Selections


    Intermediate Clarinet Solos


    Serenade
    $8.99 order now

    A truly beautiful and captivating tune, Serenade made its debut as a wedding processional, as the bride and groom walked down the aisle. Perfect for festivals and other special occasions. Chords marked for study or for improvisation. Comes with piano accompaniment.


    Good Morning, Rachel
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    Good Morning, Rachel is a simple and light-hearted solo, designed for the listener to drift into pleasant and happy thoughts. This piece evokes carefree memories of early years.


    Für Alise
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    Für Alise is lyrical and melodic. I wrote this solo for a student who was always delightful and full of energy and enthusiasm. Each section has its own drama, allowing the player to convey a variety of emotions and feelings. Take it to the extremes, dynamically and expressively!


    Easy Clarinet Duets


    What a Day!
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    A collection of 19 clarinet duets for first to second year players. The music can be played by 2 or more of the same instrument or by any combination of instruments.

    The 15 books in the series include books for flutes, oboes, bassoons, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, French horns, Bb trumpets, trombones, mallet percussion, percussion, violins, violas, and cellos. A Conductor's Score/Piano Book is also available.

    Each tune is named for a different hour of the day and at the start of each tune is a word describing the mood for that time of day. This helps motivate students and makes it fun as they try to express these moods when playing the music.

    What a Day! is specially designed for school music teachers and private music teachers. Read Reviews. Great for small or large ensembles. What a Day! features:

  • Measure numbers on every measure for efficient rehearsals.
  • Fingerings or slide positions for most instruments.
  • Reminders about flats and sharps.
  • Page of instrument ranges/symbols in Conductor's Score/Piano book.
  • Fun rhythms like bossa nova, cha-cha, bomba, rock, Afro-Cuban.
  • Warm-ups by key to get ready to play the tunes.
  • Workbook page for students to create their own warm-ups.
  • Tunes go from whole notes to 8th notes; 16th notes for percussionists.


    What a Year!
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    A collection of 12 duets which can be played by 2 or more Bb clarinets or by any combination of instruments.

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    Books are also available for flutes, oboes, bassoons, Bb saxophones, Eb saxophones, horns in F, Bb trumpets, trombones, accordions, violins, violas, cellos, basses, and percussion. Each tune inspired by and composed during the month of its title. Young students like to play their birthday months!

    This series offers wide versatility in teaching and playing situations. Teachers can play duets with their students and students can play together in small or large ensembles.

    The duets in What a Year! introduce students to a variety of rhythms, repeats, endings, phrasings, expressions, dynamics, and articulations using standard meters. These duets, for beginners approaching the intermediate level, prepare students for the more advanced collection of duets in What a Week!


    Animal Anthology: Water Play
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    This book of duets offers an enchanting collection of 18 tunes, one for each of 18 animals that spend most or all their time on water. Facts about the animals add to the presentation and motivation to play the music. Great for children and adults alike!

    The tunes help develop clarinet techniques and skills. An excellent source of supplemental music for students and teachers. Also includes information about endangerment and provides resources to learn more about this important topic.


    Intermediate Clarinet Duets


    What a Week!
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    A collection of 7 duets which can be played by 2 or more Bb clarinets or by any combination of instruments.

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    Books are also available for flutes, oboes, bassoons, Bb saxophones, Eb saxophones, horns in F, Bb trumpets, trombones, accordions, violins, violas, cellos, basses, and percussion. Each tune, named for one day of the week, was written on the day of its title.

    Teachers can play duets with their students and students can play together in small or large ensembles. The duets cover the basics of musicianship. The many types of rhythms, meters, dynamics, phrasings, articulations, embellishments, expressions, repeats, and endings in the tunes give students a wide range of experience.

    Students can also learn more about major scales as the tunes are written in 8 of the major scales with a key change in one of the 7 tunes. One tune is a 12-bar blues with chords marked to help students learn the progression.


    Animal Anthology: Land Lovers
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    This book of duets offers an enchanting collection of 18 tunes, one for each of 18 animals that spend most or all their time on land. Facts about the animals add to the presentation and motivation to play the music. Great for children and adults alike!

    The tunes help develop clarinet techniques and skills. An excellent source of supplemental music for students and teachers. Also includes information about endangerment and provides resources to learn more about this important topic.


    Advanced Clarinet Duets


    Do a Duet (2 clarinets or clarinet and flute) play
    $11.99 each order now

    Do a Duet is an upbeat exploration in timbres and harmonies between two closely related wind instruments. Listen for the fourths, thirds, and tritones. The trick is to find the balance you want between the two instruments to best display new timbres in the contrasting parts as well as in the unison or octave parts. In this rather intense piece, the two instruments also play with counterpoint and with call and response. Classical contemporary.


    Frolic (2 clarinets)
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    Frolic is a high energy tune that's fun to play. It's perfect to show off technical expertise. Instead of key signatures, accidentals are marked in the tune. A good tune for studies in chromaticism. In sections of the tune, one part continues where the other part left off to stimulate the listening and complementing skills of the players. Wide variety of dynamics. Good for festivals, concerts, and competitions. Classical contemporary.


    Easy Clarinet Trio


    Girltalk (2 Bb clarinets and 1 flute or 1 Bb clarinet and 2 flutes)
    $8.99 each order now

    Girltalk is a musical conversation. The meter changes as often as the topics change direction. The possibilities of various hypotheses are explored with a variety of intervallic juxtapositions. Players can challenge old territories to find new paths and new conclusions. Also available for 1 Bb clarinet and 2 flutes.


    Intermediate Clarinet Trio


    Triumvirate (2 Bb clarinets and bass clarinet)
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    Triumvirate explores chromaticity and the wonderfully haunting blend of clarinet sounds. The tempo is slow, giving players and listeners a chance to savor the rich textures of the instruments. Triumvirate is an atmospheric piece that can take you out of context. Classical contemporary.


    Advanced Clarinet Trio


    On the Verge (with horn and piano)
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    On the Verge begins with classical phrases and travels to swing and back again to more classical figures. It provides improvisation opportunities for the clarinetist and pianist. The French horn part is for players who are at least intermediate. Classical contemporary.


    Intermediate Clarinet Quartets


    Triumvirate play
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    Triumvirate explores chromaticity and the wonderfully haunting blend of clarinet sounds. The tempo is slow, giving players and listeners a chance to savor the rich textures of the instrument. Triumvirate is an atmospheric piece that can take you out of context. Classical contemporary.


    Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star play
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    Punctuated with various small percussive instruments, Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star moves through pointellism, waltz, swing, and freewheeling styles. You can count on a few chuckles with this piece.


    Wake Up Time play
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    Wake Up Time is an up-beat swing tune. It is an early study in chromaticism, grounded with a solid harmonic structure. The melody line shifts among the players. The piece includes optional vocal parts at the beginning and end.


    Who Needs Sisters?
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    From the musical Resistance, Who Needs Sisters? is a swing tune with interplay among the different parts. The clarinet conversations cover different moods of a sibling relationship.


    Advanced Clarinet Quartet


    Interspersion play
    $21.99 order now

    Interspersion is a swing tune. The melodic lines are interspersed throughout the parts. The solo and collective improvisation sections allow players to create music at their whims. Classical contemporary.


    Woodwind Quintet


    Cloud Dances (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn in F, and bassoon)
    $29.99 order now

    Cloud Dances was influenced by the ever-changing, always beautiful clouds in the skies of Santa Fe. The dances reflect the visuals in different shapes, colors, and moods of four time spans.

    Dance 1 introduces the variety of clouds sculpted by winds. Dance 2 combines a tango rhythm with occasional clave beats for a contemporary type of Latin cloud reverie. Dance 3 in 7/8 presents a somewhat unexpected cloud experience with a regular irregular beat. Dance 4 slowly smooths out a moving harmonic cloud cover across the horizons. Classical contemporary.

    A commission on behalf of Kammermusik Workshops, Inc. Fun to play. Also good for skilled intermediate players. About 8 minutes.


    Mix and Match Love Songs


    Be Mine: Love Songs
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    Croon a tune from yesteryear with this delightful intermediate collection of popular love songs from the early 1900s, plus an original written a century later. Lyrics and chord symbols with two harmony parts and a new melody written for each tune.

    The new melody, an improv idea helpful in learning more about improvisation, can be played as a second chorus or along with the original melody for a contrapuntal sound. Great for clarinets and bass clarinets! Tunes in the books:

  • Alice Blue Gown
  • Blue Moon
  • Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine
  • For Me and My Gal
  • I Love You Truly
  • I'm Just Wild About Harry
  • If I Had My Way
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • Memories
  • My Gal Sal
  • Till We Meet Again
  • Valentine Waltz
  • Whispering
  • You Made Me Love You

    Any combination of instruments can play together. Seven books available: C treble clef, alto clef, bass clef, Bb book, Eb book, F book, and Choral book.


    Easy Clarinet Solos for Fall Holidays


    Fall Novelties
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    This collection of tunes of the fall season includes Marvelous Harvest, Scarecrow Hop, Jack-O-Lantern, and the ever-popular Gobble Gobble.

    The tunes are fun to play and each one is written in a different style with a variety of rhythms and meters. For the beginner who is approaching an intermediate level. Art by Marion Melin.


    Clarinet Music for Winter Holidays


    Fun and Easy Christmas Favorites
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    A playful selection of solos and new duet arrangements of 12 familiar holiday tunes. A mix and match music series with solos at the beginning of the book and duets in the second section of each book.

    The tunes offer a wide variety of meters and rhythms to build students' confidence when playing these familiar tunes:

  • O Christmas Tree
  • The First Noël
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Peace on Earth
  • Silent Night
  • Up on the Housetop
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are

    Any combination of band instruments can play together. Books are available for clarinet as well as flute, oboe, bassoon, alto sax, tenor sax, French horn, trumpet, trombone, mallet percussion, and percussion.

    A band conductor's score/piano book is also available. The solos in this book show the chord changes of each tune for quick reference.


    Holidays in Harmony
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    Enjoy Holidays in Harmony, a collection of wonderful new arrangements of holiday tunes popular in this country along with one brand new holiday tune and 5 popular tunes from other countries. For players at an intermediate level.

    For those newer to the clarinet, Part 4 of the Bb treble clef book is written below the break. The tunes can be played as solos, duets, in 3-part harmony, or in 4-part harmony. Each book in this series includes all 4 parts for these 12 tunes:

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Deck the Halls (Welch)
  • Good King Wenceslas (Bohemian)
  • Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (French)
  • Auld Lang Syne (Scottish)
  • Esta Noche Es Noche Buena (Spanish)
  • Chanuka (Jewish)
  • Ritsch, Ratsch (Swedish)
  • Die Hirten auf dem Felde (Austrian)
  • Wsrod Nocnej Ciszy (Polish)
  • Deilig Er den Himmel Blaa (Danish)

    This 8-book series of flexible instrumentation books includes chord symbols for every tune and lyrics in native languages with translations. The piano accompaniment book ($24.99) includes scores for all the tunes and stories about holiday celebrations in various countries.

    In addition to the Bb book for clarinets, these books are also available: C treble clef book, C alto clef book, C bass clef book, Eb book, F book, and G book. Any instruments can play together. Books are also available for solo piano and solo accordion.


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