11/60 - Play Along 1 - Mouthpiece and Voice

In May 2008, I announced the première of my series of three Bb clarinet studies. I'm happy to share with you the recording of this live performance, featuring two amazing musicians: Petra Stump and Heinz-Peter Linshalm.

Petra Stump Heinz-Peter Linshalm

Petra and Heinz-Peter during their concert in Vienna (Austria) on June 13th, 2008.

The first of these pedagogical miniatures is a very simple melody to play with just the clarinet mouthpiece, to whistle, and to sing and play at the same time.
Here is the score for two clarinetists: the teacher and the student.

score clarinet duet

Listen to 11/60 on last.fm

Singing and playing at the same time is less common on the clarinet than for instance on the trombone or the flute. I strongly recommend to listen to composer and clarinetist Evan Zyporin's "Tsmindao Ghmerto" (look for the title on the page, you should be able to download a mp3 version). It's a written solo for bass clarinet, to be sung and played at the same time. A great piece in a recital.

Beginning of January, I'll post the score for Play Along 2, stay tuned!


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