Overture to 'The Impresario' arr for Clarinet Quartet

Composer
W A Mozart (1756-1791) arr Rodney Parker
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet (Clarinet in Bb)
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Mozart's opera in one act, The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor) portrays the feud between two soprano prima donnas and their long suffering impresario who has to sort them out! Ive taken a bit of licence with the repeated rhythm which starts in bar(measure) 3 in that Mozart used two demi-semi-quavers (32nds)to a dotted quaver (16th) throughout. I've used two semi-quavers (16ths)to a staccato quaver (8th)to try and capture the sound which I have heard on a few orchestral recordings. However, by tightening up the two semi-quavers (16ths) something like Mozart's intentions could be achieved. Plenty for everybody here especially the Bass Clarinet!

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