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Most, but not all, clarinet music can be found in the following areas: 

  M   70-74  (clarinet with no accompaniment) 

  M   248-252  (clarinet with piano, i.e. sonatas = M250) 

  M  1024 (clarinet with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
  M  1025 (clarinet - with full orchestra reduced for piano

  M  1124 (clarinet with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
  M  1125   (clarinet with piano reduction of string orchestra) 

  MT  380-392.8  (studies and methods for clarinet)

  MT  386   (orchestral excerpts)

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Ensembles Using the Clarinet

For information on this topic, please consult the information on Woodwind Ensembles

Clarinet Music Found in the Solo Music Reference Collection

Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the clarinet may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for clarinet music in the SMRC is MUS 4070.

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Periodicals for Clarinetists

Click-on any of these Subject Headings to perform a Subject search in the Western Libraries Catalogue:

clarinet - periodicals
wind instruments - periodicals
brass instruments - periodicals
musical instruments - periodicals

History of the Clarinet and Clarinet Music

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians  Ref ML 100.G8 2001
-on the Dictionary Table] 
Detailed and scholarly information on the history of the clarinet and the clarinet repertory.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians [online]
Updated regularly. Western-ONLY -- GROVEMUSI
Provides access to the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd. ed., the New Grove Dictionary of Opera and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd ed.

Click-on the following Subject Headings to see which books on the history of clarinet and clarinetists are owned by Western's Music Library:

Clarinet -- History 
Clarinetists -- Biography

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Recordings of Clarinet Music


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Last updated: 2013-08-19