Festival of the Trees
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Mozart Overture arranged in 4 parts for various winds. This is the Sibelius score. You can play along with it and change the tempo.
are a series of alternate fingerings used for the throat tone notes on a clarinet. They improve the tone and tuning and make the transition between registers more seamless (and easier as well).
This is a very variable register of the clarinet in terms of pitch and tone quality.Since they are short tube notes (made with not many holes closed) any change in your embouchure, tongue position or air pressure will be much more noticeable than it would be with a long note (meaning a note fingered with all the fingers down.) Resonant fingerings have the additional benefit of making these notes more resistant and therefore more stable. Most of the resonant fingerings also lower the pitch of the throat tones, which are often sharp .In the throat tone range the clarinet can easily go from being very flat to very sharp on any note depending on how loudly the note is played.
This is another new work composed for the Prince George ( Alban Classical) New Horizons band. It has parts of varying difficulty since the players are at varying levels. Music takes time to create a mood so I wanted a work that would have a longer duration ( about 5 min) Some technical parts( to review tech practice, in particular doubling rhythms) some melodic part to feature each section and some guided improvisation. The work is called a New Land I was thinking of ones impression arriving at a new turn in the creek or an island. DOWNLOAD