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Concertino for Clarinet

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Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (arr. Mayhew Lake)


This work bears the designation Opus 26.


General Info

Year: 1811 / 1924
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - 85.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) originally wrote his Concertino in Eb, Op. 26 in 1811 for famed German clarinetist Heinrich Baermann, and it is typical of the florid, early Romantic period style of Weber's instrumental concertos. The piece has become well known to American performers because of this celebrated band transcription by Mayhew Lake.

- Program Note by publisher


Concertino, Op. 26, by Weber is one of the great works of the clarinetists' repertoire. Its first performance as on April 5, 1811, and the concert was such a success that the composer was commissioned to write two more selections for the clarinet. These fine works brought even greater fame to Weber, already a highly respected composer, and established the clarinet as a leading instrument for the expression of Romantic music. This concertino to this day remains the most popular solo in the clarinetists' repertoire.

The work opens with a slow introduction and proceeds to a leisurely theme followed by several contrasting variations.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Texas Woman’s University (Denton) Wind Symphony (Carter Biggers, conductor; Crysten Ivy, clarinet) – 12 February 2019
  • Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Colburn, conductor; Nolan Cardenas, clarinet) – 25 February 2018
  • Otterbein University (Westerville, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Michael Yonchak, conductor; Hild Peersen, clarinet) – 29 November 2017
  • McPherson (Kan.) College Concert Band (Kento Aizawa, clarinet) – 20 November 2016
  • Los Angeles Symphonic Winds (Charles Fernandez, conductor; nine unisonal clarinets) - 26 October 2014
  • Ithaca College (N.Y.) Concert Band (Mark Fonder, conductor; massed clarinets) - 2012


Works for Winds by this Composer


References