Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet - Text

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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 repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day, as well as practical guidance on teaching and playing from historical performance to contemporary techniques and jazz. Informed by the experience of distinguished professional players 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

Table of Contents:
  • 1. Single Reeds before 1750 - Colin Lawson
  • 2. The development of the clarinet - Nicholas Shackleton
  • 3. The clarinet family - articles by Lawson, Tschaikov, Dobree and Harris
  • 4. The development of the clarinet repertoire - Jo Rees-Davies
  • 5. Players and composers - Pamela Weston
  • 6. The Mechanics of playing the clarinet - Anthony Pay
  • 7. Teaching the clarinet - Paul Harris
  • 8. Playing historical clarinets - Colin Lawson
  • 9. The professional clarinetist - Nicholas Cox
  • 11. The clarinet in jazz - John Robert Brown
  • 12. The clarinet on record - Michael Bryant

    Publisher: Cambridge
    Composer/Author: Various
    Arranger/Editor: Lawson, Colin
    Catalog Number: 0521476682
    Pages: 240

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