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    Sally Ann Wilson Music Appreciation 120-102 17 March 2015 A Synopsis of the Clarinet The clarinet is one of those musical instruments that has so much history. The sound that a clarinet makes is peaceful and calming. Clarinets have been around for ages and for a chance the clarinet gets to make a mark in the woodwind family. According to iventors.about.com, clarinets have been “invented around the year 1690 and the clarinet is defined as a single reed instrument with a cylindrical tube.” However the

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    Clarinet Assignment

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    into was the clarinet. Back in elementary and middle school I used to play the clarinet but I never really knew the history behind it and am interested to learn more. When looking into the other members of the clarinet family I was surprised to see how many there were. I had no idea that there were that many different types of clarinets. The Clarinet family starts out with sopranino clarinet in Ab, sopranino clarinet in Eb, sopranino clarinet in D, Clarinet in C, Clarinet in Bb, Clarinet in A and than

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    The Chalumeau and the Clarinet

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    itself is most commonly known as the predecessor to the modern-day clarinet. The instrument has only eight tone-holes on its cylindrical bore. There are many other single reed instruments that resemble the chalumeau and were in existence during the same time period. I will be discussing the history of the chalumeau and its repertoire, similar instruments of the time, and the evolution from the chalumeau to the modern day clarinet. My sources will include scholarly articles from online databases,

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    Clarinet Accomplishments

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    the instrument, “clarinet” which person do you think of? Lots of people try to be funny and answer Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants but who really were the super stars of this well-known instrument? There are many clarinet players out there that had a lot of great master pieces and who made very important achievements with this instrument. One of these famous clarinet players was a man named Johann Simon Hermstedt. Johann Simon Hermstedt was one of the many well-known clarinet players of the 19th

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    During my spring break vacation in Germany, I went to a clarinet concert on March 8th. Since I play clarinet, I thought it was quite interesting to listen to what can be done with my own instrument. The concert was composed of classical pieces, small ensemble pieces, and even certain things that showed off what the instrument can do. The concert consisted of two sections with an intermission in between, and the musicians would often switch off with each other. The first piece that was played was

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    History Of The Clarinet

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    The clarinet is a woodwind instrament consisting of a cylindrical wood, metal, or ebonite pipe with a bell-shaped opening at one end and a mouthpiece at the other end, to which a thin reed is attached. The clarinet has five different sections, the mouthpiece, the barrel, the upper section, the lower section, and the bell. The length of the entire instrument is 60 cm long. The mouthpiece section consists of a slotted cylinder, to which a reed is attached by a metal clamp called a ligature. The mouthpiece

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    Clarinet History

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    other woodwind instruments, the clarinet is a fairly new instrument, explaining why there is still much controversy over its keying system and construction. The clarinet, as recognized today, first appeared in late 17th century Germany, with Beethoven and Mozart being the first to add the instrument to their symphonies. The clarinet was created by Johann Christoph Denner, when he improved the primitive single reed instrument, the chalumeau. The first design of the clarinet was impractical as it had only

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    The Clarinet Analysis

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    The Inner Workings of the Clarinet The Clarinet is composed of different joints. The mouthpiece of the clarinet is where the tone is created. It can be constructed of multiple different materials such as rubber, plastic, glass, crystal, and even metal. The reed is kept on the mouthpiece by the ligature which can either use screws or by using a simple cord. Cord ligatures are more common on German style instruments. The barrel of the Clarinet is used to finetune the instrument and to be more

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    A clarinet is a woodwind instrument. Most clarinets are made of wood. The instrument consists of a tube with a mouthpiece at one end and a bell-shaped opening at the other end. A clarinet has open tone holes and other holes covered by small metal levers called keys. The musician places his or her fingertips on the holes and keys and blows on a flat cane reed attached to the mouthpiece. The reed vibrates, producing a full, rich tone. The musician plays different notes by covering or uncovering various

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    the most was the clarinet. Now as I got older in fifth grade the students and I were sent to try out what instruments would best fit each one in the class. I was lucky enough that the instrument that best fit me was the clarinet. I played the clarinet all through high school and never really knew anything about the instrument, I just knew that I played to make sound out of it. As I found out more information about the clarinet I will explain the history, the parts of the clarinet, tone range and sound

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    first realize that the repertoire from this timeframe is incredibly difficult to find on the internet. Not only that, the clarinet did not come into existence until around the 1700s, which would give it a mere fifty years in order to develop any sort of solo literature. So, how would one go about looking for early music to perform? Researching the predecessors of the clarinet would be the first step. From the Middle Ages to the Baroque, an instrument called the albogue or alboka was prominent around

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    Summary Of Jorge Montilla

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    Jorge Montilla (b. 1970) stands as a major Venezuelan clarinet performer, arranger and composer of the twenty-first century. His arrangements and compositions for the solo Eb clarinet, solo bass clarinet, Eb with piano, and clarinet duets, trios and quartets are been played all over the globe. These compositions and arrangements are extraordinary well written for the clarinet. Montilla knows the strengths of each different clarinet, bass, Eb and soprano. Most of his pieces show his roots in Venezuelan

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    Karl leister was born on June 15, 1939 in Wilhelmshaven Germany. Just like him his father was also a clarinet player. His father was the one who taught him how to play the clarinet at a very young age. Karl Leister studied in the school of Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin. When he was a teenager he was accepted as a clarinet soloist. He joined the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1959. He stayed playing in this Orchestra for thirty years. Karl Leister in this time was recognize as a big major soloist

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    The Physics of the Alto Saxophone

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    November 6, 1814 in Dinant, Belgium. During his childhood, he studied the clarinet and flute at Brussel’s Conservatory. His father was a renowned maker of musical instruments during that time. Since Adolphe grew up with his father making instruments and studying the clarinet and the flute, it was obvious that he would end up following in his father’s footsteps. The first instrument that Adolphe decided to look at was the bass clarinet; he wanted to improve the tone of the instrument. He came up with a

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    especially enjoyed Kevin’s solo. This song is definitely the best one because it always has so much energy. The next band was wind ensemble with the first song “Eighth Candle.” I really liked the intro and I thought I had a good sound. But the other clarinets could’ve played a little more full. But I thought a lot of the slow section sounded nice. However the tenor saxophone stuck out a lot and wasn’t playing with a smooth sound so it stuck out even more. The trumpet solo sounded good except for a couple

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    through most of the piece, highlighting the powerful and motivating tradition that baseball has created. Suddenly, a particularly odd and interesting clarinet solo rises above the rest of the ensemble. The noticeably dissimilar melody created by the clarinet creates slight tension when pitted against the fanfare melody of the high brass; however, the clarinet is slowly joined by other woodwinds until they finally come together with the brass in a beautiful harmony that pushes forward to the valiant end

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    A tribute to Patsy Cline

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    A tribute to Patsy Cline with Mandy Barnett and the Nashville Symphony On November fourteenth at eight o'clock p.m. I attended a Patsy Cline tribute concert featuring Mandy Barnett and the Nashville Symphony with my grandparents. On that particular Friday night, it had been raining for most of the day. My grandparents came and picked me up at five o'clock in hopes of going to a nice dinner before the show. Once we got on the road, it was clear that our itinerary was not going to work out as we had

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    atmosphere of peace and a feeling of happiness. The piece was scored for following instruments: one piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals and strings including 1st and second violins, violas, cellos and double basses. After the powerful opening ends, the oboe, flute and the clarinet offer a musical theme representing the character Walter, a stranger who has appeared in Nurnberg. This piece is quickly joined by

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    Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was born in St.Germain-en-Laye, a small town near Paris and died in Paris. He was a significant French Impressionist composer who included the impressionist elements in his compositions, emphasizing on tone color, fluidity and exoticism. Not only he had written piano, choral, chamber music works and an opera Pelléas et Mélisande, he also wrote several orchestral works. The most important composition in his orchestral works was the symphonic poem (a single movement orchestral

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    Physics of Music

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    human ear. Audible vibrations are waves with a frequency between 16 and 20,000 vibrations per second. So what causes sound waves? Sound waves are caused by a disturbance in an elastic medium. These can include the strings on a violin, the reed on a clarinet, and even the human vocal cords. Click on the links below to discover how science makes it possible to create a variety of musical sounds. Stringed instruments produce sound when an action such as plucking or bowing causes them to vibrate. When

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