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416 Progressive Studies for Clarinet, Book 1: 167 Daily Exercises

revised by Simeon Bellison

Composer: Fritz Kroepsch

Publisher: Carl Fischer

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  • This edition is Book 1 of 4 in the 416 Progressive Studies, revised by Simeon Bellison. The other parts of the series are available from the same publisher:

    Book 2: 183 Daily Exercises
    Book 3: 40 Exercises
    Book 4: 26 Exercises

    Compare different editions of the 416 Progressive Studies

    Very little is known about Fritz Kroepsch (Kröpsch); Pamela Weston notes in her book More Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past that he studied at the Vienna Conservatory from 1824 to 1826.  Book 1 (#1–167) of the 416 Progressive Studies contains 167 "micro-études" which are organized by key.  Each key is given 2 pages of around one dozen short exercises; each exercise is about 3 measures long, is phrased with a simple harmonic progression, and is varied with dynamics, articulation, and chromaticism.  Because of their short length, they are suitable for technique study or warm-up material; one can choose a whole page, or focus on just a few.  As is indicated on the first page, "Every exercise must be repeated from 4 to 8 times."  The organization by increasing sharps/flats in the key signature is solely what gives this work an increasing difficulty progression.  The last 2 pages are an extra exercise of winding scalar sextuplets "to be executed in quick tempo."

    Quick facts
    Length: each exercise = about 3 measures 
    Range: highest pitch = written G6
    Key signature: no ♯/♭, 1♯, 2♯, 3♯, 1♭, 2♭
    Time signature: 4/4, 9/8, 12/8

    The technical demands are best for an intermediate clarinettist, especially considering the frequent leaps which sometimes exceed an octave.  Major and relative minor keys up to 3 sharps are included (Book 2 continues from 3 flats up to 6 sharps/flats).  The only time signature used is 4/4, with very few exceptions.  The altissimo register is regularly employed, with the highest pitch in this volume an G6.

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  • Pages: 26

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    Publisher Code: O312

    UPC: 798408025632

    ISBN: 9780825825637

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    Length: 30.5 cm

    Width: 22.6 cm

    Thickness: 0.303 cm


    Weight: 142 g