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The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet

The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet

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Colin Lawson, Nicholas Shackleton, Basil Tschaikov, Georgina Dobrée, Michael Harris, Jo Rees-Davis, Pamela Weston, Antony Pay, Paul Harris, Colin Lawson, Nicholas Cox, Roger Heaton, John Robert Brown, Michael Bryant
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  • Date Published: December 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521476683
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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 repertoire of the instrument from its origins to the present day, as well as practical guidance on teaching and performing. Special focus is made on the various members of the extensive clarinet family and specialist chapters provide advice on the mechanics of clarinet playing, the art of historical performance, contemporary techniques, and the clarinet in jazz. A chapter on the professional clarinettist introduces the world of the performing musician, while a survey of the clarinet on record provides the listener with a useful guide to the recording history of the instrument. Informed by the experience of distinguished performers and teachers, this book makes an essential and stimulating reference book for all clarinet enthusiasts.

    • Comprehensive coverage of the history, technique and repertoire of the clarinet
    • Contains contributions from many distinguished players
    • The perfect reference and instruction book for clarinettists at all levels, whether amateur or professional
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    '... absolutely essential reading for players of all ages.' Clarinetwise

    '... manages to gather together an enormous amount of information and instruction about that most versatile member of the woodwind family.' Reference Reviews

    'A wealth of reading and information is presented in this Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet which should be on all our shelves before long ... a worthy addition to the technique improving repertoire.' Clarinet and Saxophone

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    07th May 2015 by Franko0507

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521476683
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 189 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus. 28 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Single reeds before 1750 Colin Lawson
    2. The development of the clarinet Nicholas Shackleton
    3. The clarinet family: clarinets in B flat and A, the C clarinet Colin Lawson
    The high clarinets Basil Tschaikov
    The basset horn Georgina Dobrée
    The bass clarinet Michael Harris
    4. The development of the clarinet repertoire Jo Rees-Davis
    5. Players and composers Pamela Weston
    6. The mechanics of playing the clarinet Antony Pay
    7. Teaching the clarinet Paul Harris
    8. Playing historical clarinets Colin Lawson
    9. The professional clarinettist Nicholas Cox
    10. The contemporary clarinet Roger Heaton
    11. The clarinet in jazz John Robert Brown
    12. The clarinet on record Michael Bryant

  • Editor

    Colin Lawson, Royal College of Music, London


    Colin Lawson, Nicholas Shackleton, Basil Tschaikov, Georgina Dobrée, Michael Harris, Jo Rees-Davis, Pamela Weston, Antony Pay, Paul Harris, Colin Lawson, Nicholas Cox, Roger Heaton, John Robert Brown, Michael Bryant

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