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The E-flat Clarinet: Part 1

History, Intonation, Sound, Equipment, Geometry, Tonal Range, Repertoire List, Tips & More

Composer: Manuel Gangl

Publisher: Manuel Gangl Verlag


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  • Manuel Gangl's handbook gives a unique and thorough overview of the E-flat clarinet, drawn from his 10 year's orchestra experience as E-flat clarinetist in the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.  

    The 182-page book is organized into 8 chapters:

    History; Sound, character and use; Intonation and playing difficulties; Modern E-flat clarinets

    Influence of the player: Fingerings; Lip pressure, blowing pressure; Vocal tract configuration (tongue position)
    Influence of the instrument: Effective length of the instrument; Cut-off frequency ; Inner bore; Reed characteristics; Mouthpiece characteristics
    Influence of the environment on intonation
    Intonation curve and intonation pull-in range

    Intonation and Equipment on German E-flat Clarinets
    Equipment survey: Instruments, Mouthpieces, Reeds; Subjective experience with intonation in different registers

    Geometry of E-flat Clarinets
    Total length; Inner bore; Tone hole forms

    Tonal Range
    Tonal range analysis, Results, Summary

    Comparison Between Played and Measured Intonation on Four E-flat Clarinets in Altissimo Register
    Methods, Results, Discussion

    Tips and Tricks for the E-flat Clarinet in Orchestral Repertoire
    Berlioz: Symphony fantastique
    Mahler: Symphony Nos. 1, 5, 9
    Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
    Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op. 40
    Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
    Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
    Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
    Ravel: Bolero
    Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe Suite Nos. 1 & 2
    Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
    Molter Konzerte
    Shostakovich: Symphony Nos. 6, 8
    Webern: Six Pieces
    Additional links and videos

    Conclusion and Future Work for the E-flat Clarinet

    It also includes an 8-page bibliography and 25-page appendix repertoire list with sections for Unaccompanied, Clarinet-only ensemble, Chamber, Solo with orchestra, Symphonic/Opera/Musicals/Film, and Clarinet Choir.

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  • Pages: 182

    Pages (score):

    Publisher Code: MGEFC


    ISBN: 9783951986531


    Length: 24.4 cm

    Width: 17.5 cm

    Thickness: 1.191 cm

    Weight: 456 g