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Clarinet Polka

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Arranged by Jim Self

Subtitle: For Solo Tuba and Band

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: V (solo); II (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts Unknown


Full Score
Solo Tuba
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Mallet Percussion
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Clarinet Polka or "A Hupfata" is a popular musical composition from the end of the 19th century. Since 1971 it has been used as an opener in Lato z Radiem − one of the most popular shows of Polskie Radio Program I. The piece, performed (as its name implies) as a polka, has a simple and catchy melody, featuring a prominent extended eight-note arpeggio. It is typically performed in B-flat major.

According to Polskie Radio Program I, the music was created in Austria by a composer named A. Hupfat. Other sources claim that The Clarinet Polka was written under the name Dziadunio Polka by the Polish composer Karol Namysłowski.

Arranger Jim Self is a pre-eminent studio tuba player and professor of tuba at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He arranged this polka for tuba to showcase tuba virtuosity.

- Program Note from Wikipedia and Dave Strickler

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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