The Lone Ar-ranger! (Clarinet Quartet)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Classical music
Quartet (Clarinet in Bb)

I think I have made a version for nearly all instrumental combinations of The Lone Ar-ranger!, but still get occasional emails for something extra!

A short while ago, I had an email from clarinetist, Terrie Needham, of Norfolk Reeds Clarinet Quartet, to ask whether I would produce a version for three Bb clarinets, and one bass, which Terrie himself plays.

I have been happy to oblige, and again, rather than just simply copy another ’quartet’ version, have hopefully tailor-made it to this particular ensemble’s needs.

Just in case there are ensembles out there who just have four Bb clarinets, I’ve provided an amended bass part suitable for a Bb clarinet, and even a version for Alto Clarinet in Eb!

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

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