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CLARINET DUETS & ENSEMBLES

Dvorak Hum - Clts
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DVORAK'S HUMORESQUE 

Dvorak's Humoresque - Antonin Dvorak/Richard E Brown
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Grade: 2/3

Duration: 2:20

Price: $4.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Unaccompanied Clarinet Duet                                                                                PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Dvorak's Humoresque (op.101,no.7), is one of his most famous compositions and has been arranged many times for many combinations of instruments. This arrangement was originally written in 2000 as a contest piece for my middle school students in Albuquerque. But unlike most of my other student duets, it is geared for players with differing skill levels. The first part (grade 3) requires a somewhat more experienced player than the second part (grade 2), which stays below the break, but still gets to play the melody in the middle section. Separate parts are included to do away with awkward page turns.

 

Also available for flute duet and saxophone duet..

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Chopin Etude - Clts
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CHOPIN'S ETUDE

Chopin's Etude - Frederic Chopin/Richard E Brown
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Grade: 2/3

Duration: 1:50

Price: $4.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Unaccompanied Clarinet Duet                                                                                      PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

Written for 2nd & 3rd year clarinet students, this arrangement of one of Chopin's most popular compositions is transposed  from the original E major to the more beginner-friendly key of (concert) Bb major. Chopin himself is said to have considered this to be his loveliest melody. Like Dvorak's Humoresque (above), it is geared for players with differing skill levels. The first part (grade 3) requires a somewhat more experienced player than the second part (grade 2), which stays below the break. The entire duet can be played from the score without turning a page, so individual parts are not needed.

 

Also available for flute duet and saxophone duet.

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Australian Folk - Clts
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VARIATIONS ON AN

AUSTRALIAN FOLK SONG

Variations on an Australian Folk Song - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3

Duration: 2:00

Price: $4.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Unaccompanied Clarinet Duet                                                                                       PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

This contest/recital piece for middle or young high school students is in the form of a theme with three variations. The theme is Botany Bay, a popular folk song from Australia. It was originally written in 2000 for my middle school students in Albuquerque. Separate parts are included to do away with awkward page turns.

Also available for flute duet and saxophone duet

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Dime Var - Clts
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DIME VARIATIONS

Dime Variations - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3+

Duration: 2:40

Price: $4.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Unaccompanied Clarinet Duet                                                                                       PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE
                  
This fun little duet is in the form of a theme and 7 variations based on an original melody. It takes its title from the somewhat uneven ten measure length of the theme. Perfect concert or contest material for moderately advanced students. Separate parts are included to do away with awkward page turns.

Also available for flute duet and saxophone duet

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Brahms Waltz - Clt4
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BRAHMS' WALTZ

Brahms' Waltz - Johannes Brahms/Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3

Duration: 1:45

Price: $5.50

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Clarinet Quartet - 2 Bb Clarinets, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet                  PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE                                                                               
The Waltz in Ab, Op. 39, No. 15 is one of the best-known piano pieces by the great German Romantic composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). It is just one in a set of 16 short waltzes for piano that Brahms penned in1865, but it has long taken on a life of its own and eclipsed all of the others in popularity. The set was originally written for piano 4-hands, then arranged by Brahms for solo piano the same year.

 

An optional 3rd clarinet part is included to substitute for alto clarinet.

Also available scored for saxophone quartet and string quartet

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Schubert's Serenade
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SCHUBERT'S SERENADE

Schubert's Serenade - Clarinet Quartet - Franz Schubert/Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3

Duration: 3:15

Price: $6.50

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Clarinet Quartet - 2 Bb Clarinets, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet                   PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE                                                                                    
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) was, along with his older contemporary Beethoven, an important composer in the linking of the Classic and Romantic periods of music history. He is especially remembered for his many lieder (art songs). This Serenade, the best-known of several pieces by Schubert with that designation, was originally written in 1826 as a song for solo voice and piano to a text by Shakespeare. It is one of his most famous melodies and has, over the years, been arranged for many different combinations of instruments.

 

An optional 3rd clarinet part is included to substitute for alto clarinet.

Also available scored for mixed wind quartet and string quartet

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Gershwin Prelude - Clt4
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GERSHWIN'S PRELUDE

Gershwin's Prelude - George Gershwin/Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3

Duration: 3:00

Price: $6.50

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Clarinet Quartet - 2 Bb Clarinets, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet                    PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE                                                                                   
George Gershwin's Preludes for Piano of 1926 is probably his best-known work for solo piano. Of the 3 preludes in this set, the second one is the most popular and most often heard. This arrangement for clarinet quartet is transposed down a semitone from the original C# minor/F# major to the more clarinet-friendly C minor/F major. It gives young clarinetists an opportunity to enjoy learning some classic Gershwin.

 

An optional 3rd clarinet part is included to substitute for alto clarinet.

Also available scored for mixed wind quartet, saxophone quartet, and string quartet

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Clarinet and Piano

CLARINET AND PIANO

Meditation - Clt
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MEDITATION FOR CLARINET AND PIANO

Meditation for Clarinet and Piano - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4

Duration: 2:50

Price: $4.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Clarinet and Piano                                                                                             PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

A shorter companion piece to Meditation for Horn and Piano, this somewhat impressionistic piece begins with the unaccompanied solo clarinet for the first 5 measures. 

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Spring Solilioquy - Clt
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SPRING SOLILOQUY
Spring Soliloquy - Clarinet - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4

Duration: 4:00

Price: $6.50 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Clarinet and Piano                                                                                                         PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

Transcription for Bb clarinet and piano of a lyrical piece for violin and piano written as a wedding gift for a colleague when I was teaching in China.

 

Also available transcribed for flute; oboe; bassoon; alto saxophone; viola; cello.

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Sonatina - Clarinet
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SONATINA FOR CLARINET AND PIANO

Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4+

Duration: 9:30

Price: $14.00 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Clarinet and Piano                                                                              PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE  

 

As the title, which means "little sonata," suggests, this 3-movement composition closely follows traditional sonata

form on a somewhat smaller scale.

 

The individual movements, with their locations on the audio track, are listed below.

1.    Allegro agitato  -  sonata-allegro  -  G minor        0:00
2.    Andante tranquillo  -  chaconne  -  C major          4:08
3.    Allegro  -  abridged sonata-rondo  -  G minor       6:57

 This solo is also available in a concert band transcription titled Concertino for Clarinet and Band.

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Sonatina - B Clt
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SONATINA FOR BASS CLARINET AND PIANO

Sonatina for Bass Clarinet and Piano - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4

Duration: 7:40

Price: $14.00 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Bass Clarinet and Piano                                                                                      PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

As the title, which means "little sonata," suggests, this 3-movement composition closely follows traditional sonata

form on a somewhat smaller scale.

 

The individual movements, with their locations on the audio track, are listed below.

1.   Allegro appassionato - sonata allegro - F minor                     0:00
2.   Adagio cantabile - theme and variations - A-flat major        2:42
3.   Allegretto giocoso - abridged sonata-rondo - F minor            5:21

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*This is a transposed version of the Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano

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