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3rd Bb Clarinet in lieu of Bass Clarinet part from Three Bach Trios for 2 Clarinets & Bass Clarinet

J S Bach
5 minutes
Classical music

Bach wrote 15 three-part Inventions for the musical education of his son, Wilhelm Friedmann. Here are three of them in a Suite for two Bb Clarinets and Bass Clarinet. There is also an optional 3rd Clarinet part in lieu of Bass Clarinet although the latter is preferred in order to capture the 'line' of the lower part. I have added dynamics and articulation which can be modified according to taste. Bach rarely wrote either, leaving such things to the performers. These pieces could be used individualy as interludes during a religious service or as a suite in a concert.

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