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Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Band

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Kees Vlak

Kees Vlak


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General Info

Year: 1985 / 1989
Duration: c. 20:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €254.49   |   Score Only (print) - €37.56


Movements

1. Movement 1
2. Movement 2
3. Movement 3


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo B-flat Bass Clarinet
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Before writing this work, the composer listened for many hours to a most gifted bass clarinet player. So he discovered that the instrument ranges over five octaves and needs a lighter blow than the ordinary B-flat clarinet. The sonority of the instrument in the upper register really charmed the composer. All these elements deeply influenced the composition.

The cadenza requires a fine technique and a real artistic feeling from the soloist. Part 1 is written in a sonata form with a cadenza. Part 2 is written in a song form. Part 3 is a scherzo with many mutations. For instance, the repeat starts with the second theme, whereas the initial theme concludes the work.

- Program Note by publisher (rendered through Google Translate)


Commercial Discography


Media Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Vlak, K. (1989). Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Band [score]. Molenaar: Wormerveer, Neth.