Bass Clarinet

The bass clarinet is a musical instrument of the clarinet family. Like the more common soprano B♭ clarinet, it is usually pitched in B♭ (meaning it is a transposing instrument on which a written C sounds as B♭), but it plays notes an octave below the soprano B♭ clarinet. Bass clarinets in other keys, notably C and A, also exist, but are very rare (in contrast to the regular A clarinet, which is quite common in classical music). Bass clarinets regularly perform in symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, occasionally in marching bands, and play an occasional solo role in contemporary music and jazz in particular.

Someone who plays a bass clarinet is called a bass clarinetist.

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Bass Clarinet - Notation
... Orchestral music for bass clarinet is written using one of two systems (a) Conventional treble clef in B♭ ... second lower than written and therefore uses the same fingerings as the soprano clarinet, and is by far the more common of the two ... (b) Bass clef in B♭ ...
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... Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown trombone Paul Faulise bass trombone Tony Price tuba Hubert Laws flute, alto flute, bass flute Phil Bodner flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, piccolo George Marge alto clarinet ...
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Michael Lowenstern
... Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1968) in the Hyde Park neighborhood, is an American bass clarinetist and composer specializing in new music ... In 1989, Lowenstern received a Fulbright grant to study in Amsterdam with bass clarinet virtuoso Harry Sparnaay ... In addition to Sparnaay, Lowenstern's clarinet and bass clarinet teachers have included Charles Neidich, Richard MacDowell, and John Bruce Yeh, and he has also studied composition with Daniel Weymouth ...
List Of Compositions By Iannis Xenakis - Chamber Music - Other Chamber
... ST/10, 1-080262, for clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 horns, harp, percussion and string quartet (1956–62) Morsima-Amorsima, for piano, violin, cello and double bass (1962) Atrées, for flute ...

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