I've recently started playing the clarinet and am looking to expand my ear. Please share your favorite clarinet music of any genre: classical, jazz, "world musics", etc. (I'm not into easy-listening/classical-lite/smooth-jazz type stuff, though.) Assume complete ignorance of all repertoires on my part, so references to old tried-and-true indispensables (both artists and pieces) of various genres will be accepted with pleasure, as will leads to more out-there little-known-genius/masterpiece types. Bonus points for artists with an especially lovely tone or a creative/distinctive melodic conception.
posted by zeri
on Jul 6, 2013 -
Help me find a great saxophone/clarinet repairperson within basically any radius of Baltimore. [more inside]
posted by spbmp
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I'm picking up the clarinet again after more than a decade off and need some help improving my tone / getting my breath back. Are there any online resources that will help with this?
posted by youcancallmeal
on Jul 23, 2011 -
I want to learn to play the clarinet. How do I choose a clarinet to buy? I have no experience with wind instruments (I'm 26). While I've got no aspirations of becoming a jazz legend, I want a clarinet with reasonably good sound quality. Are more expensive ones generally easier to play? Are used as good as new, or do I have to worry about identifying and replacing worn out parts? What other supplies will I need right off the bat? Also, I live in Mexico so I think I will have to buy online and not try it out beforehand.
posted by lockestockbarrel
on Sep 13, 2009 -
What sheet music should my friend buy? She plays clarinet, grade 8. She's completely lost, looking for something jazz or classical.
posted by mooreeasyvibe
on Aug 9, 2009 -
What is the music in this video
?I've had no success with Shazam, Melodyhound or Google.
posted by stereo
on Jul 11, 2009 -
Help me identify this mystery track from my friends' mix CD, that he can't recall either. No sample available, yet! It's more than likely a movie score track. Cross between 1941
, Elfman, Zimmer, Willow
, and involves kazoos in places. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Nov 26, 2007 -
I was in Amsterdam this Monday and Tuesday. Early tuesday morning I walked past a group of buskers who were playing music which changed my life. I've never heard anything like it. They looked to me to be maybe Turkish, somewhere eurasian. Two guys were keeping up a simple 2 - chord rhythm on accordions, whilst the lead guy was blasting his soul into a clarinet, playing a kind of desperate, breathy, technical jazz / polka kind of sound. It was awesome. Anyone seen these guys? Anyone know what kind of music I might have heard? Thanks in advance...
posted by sann1657
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Gift suggestions for: A clarinettist, a violist, and a cellist(who is also a composer).
~$50 each, I have 12 days to get these gifts. Prefer online ordering. [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Mar 19, 2006 -
I love the sound of the clarinet. I'm looking for quiet, pensive, possibly melancholic music featuring this instrument. Any genre; preferably instrumental. I'm not looking for happy big-band jazz or Poulenc's chaotic clarinet sonata, though I appreciate both. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on Jul 16, 2005 -