Title Album for the Young Bass Clarinetist
Instrumentation Bass Clarinet & Piano
Range Extended-range instrument NOT required.
Price $15
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The Album for the Young Bass Clarinetist provides the beginning-intermediate player with a series of short, accessible pieces arranged for bass clarinet with piano accompaniment from a broad range of beautiful repertoire. The album provides ideal teaching material for young students and those who may have just transitioned to bass after starting on the soprano clarinet. This album would be an excellent choice for the student not quite ready for the more difficult pieces in our Contest Album.

The contents, listed below in detail, range from short excerpts of works, to some works presented in their entirety. As such, some of the selections could work well as a student's first experience playing with an accompanist, while others would be great choices for a first solo contest performance on bass clarinet! An extended-range instrument is not required, and the range expectations throughout the album are quite reasonable. Although some of the arrangements maintain the key of the original composition, others have been transposed to keep the young bass clarinetist in comfortable keys.

The contents of the album are as follows:

  • Dowland: Flow, My Tears
  • Mozart: Andante Theme
  • Beethoven: Adagio cantabile Theme
  • Schubert: Andante Theme
  • Brackett, Jr.: Simple Gifts
  • Schumann: Traumerei
  • Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria
  • Brahms: Haydn Variations Theme
  • Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile
  • Saint-Saens: The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
Syllabi/Music Lists

Selections from this publication appear in the following syllabi/prescribed music lists:

  • Trinity College London (2017-2020 Woodwind Syllabus)

Listen to the original works which were the basis for our arrangements!

Catalog Info

Catalog #ALEA1122
Piano score: 25 pages, spiral bound
Part: 10 pages, spiral bound