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Carnival of Venice (Kellner)

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Herbert L. Clarke

Traditional, arranged by Jean-Baptiste Arban and Herbert L Clarke (adapt. Kellner)


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General Info

Year: 1950 /
Duration:
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk Song
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

This dazzling cornet/trumpet virtuoso piece was based on an air by Niccolo Paganini, and was originally composed for violin. Herbert L. Clarke was called the greatest cornetist of all time, and at the urging of another famous cornet soloist, Walter Rogers, Clarke was encouraged to write his own solos. His composition legacy includes over fifty solos, duets, and trios, as well as marches and works for concert band. Carnival of Venice may well be his best-known piece, and generations of brass players have worked to conquer and perform this masterwork.

- Program Note by publisher


The Carnival of Venice is a folk tune popularly associated with the words "My hat, it has three corners". A series of theme and variations has been written for a number of solo instruments, as "show off" pieces that contain virtuoso displays of double and triple tonguing, and fast tempos.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor; Mark Jenkins and Ryan McGeorge, euphoniums) – 28 May 2017


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