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48 Études, Op. 31

adapted for bass clarinet, basset-horn, or basset clarinet by Mark Wolbers

Composer: Franz Wilhelm Ferling

Publisher: Billaudot

$39.00

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  • This edition consists of Ferling's 48 Études, Op. 31 adapted by Mark Wolbers to exploit the full range of clarinets with low C extensions, including the modern bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, A clarinet with low C extensions, and basset horn. 

    Most clarinettists will recognize the majority of these studies through Cyrille Rose's 32 Études (of which all but one are expanded arrangements from the Ferling 48).  In his own adaptation, Wolbers maintains the entirety of Ferling's original work, which features a more succinct form (compared to Rose), and also employs 18th and 19th century ornamentation.

    Even with the downward expansion of the pitch range, the uppermost pitches have not been neglected; the following table lists the lowest and highest pitch for each étude.

    Étude #
    Lowest pitch
    Highest pitch
    1
    C3
    F6
    2
    C-sharp3
    E6
    3
    D-sharp3
    E6
    4
    C3
    E6
    5
    C3
    E6
    6
    C3
    C6
    7
    C3
    C6
    8
    C-sharp3
    C6
    9
    C3
    F6
    10
    C3
    F6
    11
    C3
    C6
    12
    C-sharp3
    F6
    13
    C3
    D6
    14
    D3
    D6
    15
    C-sharp3
    F6
    16
    D3
    D6
    17
    C3
    D6
    18
    C3
    B-flat6 (ossia)
    19
    C-sharp3
    E-flat6
    20
    C-sharp3
    D6
    21
    C-sharp3
    C-sharp6
    22
    C-sharp3
    C-sharp6
    23
    B-sharp2
    A6
    24
    C-sharp3
    F-sharp6
    25
    C3
    E-flat6
    26
    C3
    E-flat6
    27
    C3
    F6
    28
    C3
    D-flat6
    29
    D3
    C-sharp6
    30
    D-sharp3
    E6
    31
    C-sharp3
    C6
    32
    B-sharp2
    D6
    33
    D3
    E-flat6
    34
    D-flat3
    D-flat6
    35
    C3
    F6
    36
    C3
    D-flat6
    37
    D-sharp3
    C-sharp6
    38
    D3
    G6
    39
    C-sharp3
    A5
    40
    C-sharp3
    E6
    41
    C3
    E-flat6
    42
    C3
    F6
    43
    D-flat3
    D-flat6
    44
    C3
    A-flat5
    45
    D-sharp3
    D-sharp6
    46
    B-sharp2
    D-sharp6
    47
    D3
    E-flat6
    48
    D3
    D-flat6


    Ferling's études were originally published in 1840 for the oboe and were progressively organized in every major and minor key, with one slow and one fast étude in each key.  Arranger Wolbers writes in the foreword that in following his primary goal to fully explore the lower notes of the instrument, key signatures were occasionally changed when it provided "...more interesting and intensive opportunities in the bottom register."  The original numbering of the études has been retained.

    Eleven études have altered key signatures in Wolbers' adaptation, listed below:

    Étude #
    Ferling Original Key
    Wolber key
    2
    C Major
    D Major
    3
    A Minor
    E Minor
    7
    E Minor
    C Minor
    8
    E Minor
    D Minor
    11
    D Minor
    C Minor
    15
    B Minor
    D Minor
    27
    C Minor
    F Minor
    29
    E Major
    G Major
    38
    B Major
    D Major
    39
    G-sharp Minor
    F-sharp Minor
    44
    B-flat Minor
    F Minor

    Even with these changes, the publication still ultimately covers all major and minor keys.

     

  • Performer / Ensemble Link Comments
    Mark Wolbers (2020). Étude No. 5.
    Mark Wolbers (2020). Étude No. 8.
    Mark Wolbers (2020). Étude No. 31.
    • Performer / Ensemble
    • Mark Wolbers
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    • (2020). Étude No. 5.
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    • Mark Wolbers
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    • Comments
    • (2020). Étude No. 8.
    • Performer / Ensemble
    • Mark Wolbers
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    • Comments
    • (2020). Étude No. 31.
    • Performer / Ensemble
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    • Comments
    • Performer / Ensemble
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    • Comments
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  • Pages: 50

    Pages (score):


    Publisher Code: 52409035

    UPC: 9790043101215

    ISBN:

    ISMN: 9790043101215


    Length: 30.5 cm

    Width: 22.8 cm

    Thickness: 0.36 cm


    Weight: 210 g