Contra Alto Clarinet in Eb part from We Are the Martians, Too (clarinet choir)

page one of the Contra Alto Clarinet in Eb part from We Are the Martians, Too (clarinet choir)

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Full details

I adapted this clarinet choir arrangement from my brass quintet, "We Are the Martians," but expanded the original score to accomodate the high-pitched part for Eb soprano clarinet, along with other changes. In the audio playback, the optional substitute instruments, Bb contrabass clarinet (for Eb contra-alto) and basset horn (for Eb alto), are muted to avoid an imbalance. If no contras are available, ask a bass clarinet player to read from the contrabass score–better an octave high than not at all. If no timpanis are available, settle for any bass-pitched drum without snares.

8 minutes
Modern classical music

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.