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The Lone Ar-ranger! (Clarinet Choir or Ensemble)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Classical music
Large mixed ensemble

The Lone Ar-ranger has appeared in many versions, most to ’special order’!
There is already a version four 4 Bb Clarinets with bass clarinet, i.e. in a quintet layout.
I’ve just been asked whether I had an Alto Clarinet part available, and initially was simply going to fashion one from the exisitng parts, with a bit of octave transposition where appropriate.
Then I thought that, as I had produced a Clarinet Choir version od Samba..alla Turca, I would do similarly with The Lone Ar-ranger!
What I have in fact done is to keep the original 4 Bb clarinet parts and bass clarinet part intact, as a stand-alone quintet, but added not only a part for Alto Clarinet, but an additional one for Eb Clarinet. These are purely obbligato, but I have added in a couple of little extra ’frills’ especially for the small Eb instrument.
Following a number of requests worldwide, I have now uploaded a special non-playing score, which lists, and identifies all the tune fragments used in The Lone Ar-ranger!
Click here for further information.

N.B. In the present economic climate, a good number of smaller ensembles understandably buy just the set of parts as, in reality, these alone are all that is needed in performance. Equally, a similar number buy both the parts and the full score. To compensate for this, I intend to reduce the cost of the full score by $4, and increase the price of the lead part by $3, a differential that wasn’t available to sellers at the former SibeliusMusic.com.

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